Whitney K is the wandering stalwart Konner Whitney, a Canadian resident who has spent time in Vancouver, Montreal and Los Angeles. First appearing in 2016 through his intoxicating 4-track recorded manifesto ‘Goodnight’, a head on collision into 24 hours of illusioned romance and modern-day escapism, Konner has since released the acclaimed ‘Two Years’ and the delve into magic realism that is ‘Hard To Be A God’ both released on Maple Death Records.
“Remarkably sophisticated musical blend… Inventing exciting new directions for roots music all along the way” ★★★★ MOJO
Alongside main collaborator and bandmate Josh Boguski, also signed to Fire Songs, the artistic focus shifts from folklore and realism to reckoning and truthfulness, outsider folk and political poetry, all delivered through a freeway ridden baritone voice that transforms the mundane into the extraordinary. Konner’s pen is precise and daring, uniting the earnestness of Willie Nelson and the comedic relief of Harry Nilsson with echoes of Tin Pan Alley and Lou Reed’s grit.
“Yukon Gold. Whitney’s music has the grit and gallows humour… along with a debauched bent suggestive of early Cass McCombs or Lou Reed” ★★★★ Uncut
“Compelling, fascinating and deeply satisfying…Indispensable for anyone interested in the future of music who knows its past.” Americana UK
Whitney K is poetry in motion and masterful writing where words, harmony and arrangements all dance in the same direction, flowing through songs about change and memory. A voice as an instrument.