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Whitney Ballen preps debut LP; listen to “Fucking”

Whitney Ballen
photo by Sofia Lee

Seattle, Washington’s Whitney Ballen is preparing to follow her two EPs, 2014’s FALLS and last year’s Being Here Is Hard, with a debut full length. You’re A Shooting Star, I’m A Sinking Ship comes out on August 24 via Father/Daughter Records and Substitute Scene, and we’re premiering the third single from it, “Fucking.”

On “Fucking,” Whitney’s distinctive voices narrates insecurities that arise in the wake of being cheated on; grappling with the idea of someone who’s cooler than you, with softer hair, a nose ring, and perfectly ripped jeans. She returns to the all-too-relatable chorus of “I don’t get any sleep; I’ve got visions of you fucking her in my dreams,” bookended by wailing guitars. She told us a little about the song, too:

“Fucking” emerged after a series of dreams, that felt closer to nightmares, which foreshadowed the unfortunate reality of a partner having an intimate relationship on the side with someone else. And the feelings around waking up in bed next to that partner knowing the visions in your dreams were true, but still kissing them and saying good morning like nothing happened.

Watch the video for “Fucking” below.

Whitney hasn’t announced a full tour in support of her new album, but she does have a couple of Washington shows, including a Seattle release show. See all of her upcoming tour dates below.

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Whitney Ballen: 2018 Tour
8/24 The Sunset Seattle WA
8/25 VanFest Eight Royal Arch Masonic Park Maple Valley WA

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