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Westerman — the South London-born and Athens, Greece based pop maverick — has returned with his first single in two years, “Idol; RE-run”
Written after he emerged from a period of disenchantment with making music, and with the future of his career feeling abstract due to the pandemic, it seemed unclear to Westerman whether the material he was working on would ever be heard. Creatively, this uncertainty offered a strange kind of freedom, and accommodated some of the most adventurous and unselfconscious songwriting of his career.
Co-produced with producer & percussionist James Krivchenia, “Idol; RE-run” is the first taste of Westerman's output during this period. Composed shortly after the storming of the US Capitol, “Idol; RE-run” is a meditation on false prophets and poisonous internet echo chambers, and an exorcism of sociological frustration."