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Whitney unveil new single "For A While" from Light Upon the Lake era

31 January 2023, 16:17 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Whitney have shared their first new release of 2023, "For A While", which is a fan-favourite from their live sets around their Light Upon the Lake era.

"For A While" follows Whitney's 2022 album SPARK, and was a staple in the band's early live sets (under the title "Rolling Blackouts") around their Light Upon the Lake album.

Whitney's Julien Ehrlich says of the track, "The lyrics of "For A While" were inspired by a time Max and I drove past a burning car on the side of the highway in Northern Illinois. From what we could see everyone made it out safely, but in that moment we were both struck by the ubiquity of anonymous tragedy. Over the course of writing "For A While" that experience evolved into a feeling of gratitude and love for all the people who aren’t able to be with us today. We’ve been working on this song for a few years and a few different phases of our lives. It’s seen some people come and go. We love you all."

Last month Whitney covered Beach House's "Other People" as part of their Live at Electric Lady EP for Spotify.

Whitney's "For A While" single is out now. They'll play London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 23 February. Visit for tickets.

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