ANNUNCIA IL NUOVO ALBUM
                                                     AN INBUILT FAULT <br>                                                IN USCITA IL 5 MAGGIO
                                               SU PARTISAN RECORDS
                                      CONDIVIDE IL NUOVO BRANO
                                                     CSI: PETRALONA 

 “The British songwriter’s excellent debut mines the gentle and detailed sounds of soft rock’s past, while his lucid yet uncomplicated lyrics interrogate the uncertainty of the present”
“deft welding of synthetic sounds, folk sensibilities, and introspective lyrics”
Office Magazine
“Westerman manages to balance ruminations over abstract moral and existential concerns with music that is strikingly beautiful”
“elegant pop songs full of self-interrogation”
Rolling Stone
 Westerman, artista nato a Londra e ora di base ad Atene in Grecia, annuncia l’atteso secondo album in studio An Inbuilt Fault, in uscita il 5 maggio su Partisan Records. Arriva oggi anche il nuovo singolo “CSI: Petralona”, co-prodotto dallo stesso Westerman e da James Krivchenia, che segue il precedente “Idol; RE-run“. “CSI: Petralona” rivela come, durante il processo di scrittura del nuovo lavoro, sia diventato centrale per l’artista trovare delle trame, occupandosi personalmente della programmazione e del looping e creando groove poliritmici per dare urgenza ai suoi dialoghi interiori. Nel mixaggio la voce di Westerman rimane più secca e cruda che mai, rinforzata da raffiche di armonie vocali a 3 o 4 parti.
Westerman shares about how “CSI: Petralona” came together noting, “I had the riff for the song and left it lying around with a bunch of other bits and pieces. A friend told me that Tom Waits has this image of having a musical junk drawer of old parts that you haven’t found anything to do with. It came from there. I went to Greece for a month to scope out if I wanted to move here, and a friend encouraged me to write about this strange day I had there. The lyrics were immediate. It’s presented on the album as it was first written. It’s the most autobiographical song on the record.”
An Inbuilt Fault encapsulates some of the most adventurous and unselfconscious songwriting of Westerman’s career with music that is heavier and more sonically daring than Westerman’s previous releases. While first working solo through a period of isolation in Italy in 2020 and 2021, a chance meeting with Big Thief’s James Krivchenia at a show in London changed this. Westerman decided to take a leap of faith and collaborate with the drummer and an extended crew of Los Angeles associates to flesh out his new songs. The Italy demos became jumpoff points for jams which, in imaginatively edited forms, pushed the songs into new affective realms; sometimes, the mood became more sinister, sometimes more triumphant. Throughout the album, Westerman abstracts his specific points of inspiration into invented scenes featuring multiple characters (sometimes distinguished with vocal effects or alternate vocal ranges) and allows his most broad-strokes universal sentiments to dominate the foreground. The result is Westerman’s own mini-epic about being in crisis, stitched together from torn song fragments and spontaneous moments of musical exorcism, which combine to tell a story that takes clearer shape with repeated listens.
The album news follows the announcement of his first North American tour in four years beginning this May with stops including Seattle, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, Austin, and Los Angeles. Westerman has also revealed the album artwork by the renowned New York via Portugal graphic designer and illustrator Bráulio Amado, who Westerman has had a long standing relationship with working together on his previous debut album.
In 2020, Westerman released his debut album Your Hero Is Not Dead, a graceful and self-reflective project described as “excellent” by Pitchfork, that continued the artist’s journey from pop maverick to one of the most vital voices coming out of the UK. Your Hero Is Not Dead features the stand-out songs, “The Line”, “Your Hero Is Not Dead,” “Waiting on Design,” “Think I’ll Stay” and “Blue Comanche” and is the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Ark EP. 
Listen to “CSI: Petralona” above, see album tracklist and full tour routing below, and stay tuned for more from Westerman coming soon.