For Those We Knew Off Nightwhisperer
Jody Wisternoff releases ‘For Those We Knew feat. Mimi Page the fifth single off Jody’s upcoming LP ‘Nightwhisper’
“‘For Those We Knew’ is a particularly personal one for me. I started it around Christmas (hence the sleigh bell loop lol), and it was about this time that I truly realized and accepted that my Dad was not very well at all. I wrote the cascading lead melody very much with all this in mind. The working title for ages was ” HappySad”, as I really felt the driving force behind the music and chord progressions was the contrast between these two emotions. I needed to find a way to make the track uplifting, whilst still portraying the feeling of impending loss. Mimi Page seemed like the perfect vocalist to approach, there is an extremely spiritual and ethereal quality to her voice which I thought would make perfect sense contextually. My dad had recently passed when Mimi became involved, I opened up about my situation, and honestly love what she delivered,” Jody says.
Sonically, Wisternoff’s eclectic tenure in the UK music scene heavily influenced the album. He launched his career in 1986 at the age of 13 as a finalist at the DMC World DJ Championship. Wisternoff honed his craft at the forefront of UK rave culture, playing warehouses for seminal promoters Fantazia and Universe. In addition, he hosted a residency at the iconic Lakota club in Bristol. After a chance encounter in a record store, Wisternoff joined forces with Nick Warren to form Way Out West. The luminary duo rose to fame in the 1990s with several UK-charting singles and a UK dance number one in ‘Mindcircus’, quickly followed by a 1997 album ‘Way Out West’, which saw critical and commercial success.
‘Nightwhisper’ is out on May 1st via Anjunadeep.
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