Trixie Whitley – “Soft Spoken Words” (Stereogum Premiere)

Based in Brooklyn, the Belgian-American multi-instrumentalist Trixie Whitley delves into dark, bluesy rock that sits adrift more sinister-sounding undertones. We’ve heard her contribution to a compilation of Fleetwood Mac covers alongside the likes of Tame Impala and the Kills, but today we are premiering an original song from Whitley’s second LP Porta Bohemica, the follow-up to 2013’s Fourth Corner. “Soft Spoken Words” does just that: it simmers and boils in angry waters, the shadowy instrumentation of guitars billowing under Whitley’s own soulful vocals, both doing well to balance the other. It’s fearless and unwavering, the content of the lyrics anything but soft. Listen below.

Porta Bohemica will be out on 2/5/16. Whitley plays Le Poisson Rouge in NYC at 8PM this Wednesday, 11/18.