Little is known about Westerman. But this debut outing suggests the London singer is packed with potential and full of assured folk songwriting talent.
Aligning himself somewhere amongst José González, C Duncan and Eaves, the newcomer creates a warm, bucolic atmosphere thanks to his intricate, twanging acoustic guitar work, gently thudding percussion and a reverb-heavy, storytelling vocal that soars away above it all.
“My grades are fine but they’re not good / And everybody’s coming back from Harvard”, he muses with a beautifully unexpected chord progression, as the tale weaves effortlessly towards its conclusion.
Stream Westerman’s brilliant debut below; with “Harvard” he has graduated with flying colours.