17-year-old, Whitney Woerz’ is equal parts passion and talent. Combining an alternative pop sound with lyrics firmly rooted in personal events, Whitney’s music possesses a depth and sonic maturity that extends beyond her years. Her honesty and transparency produce profoundly impactful music that poignantly depicts a multitude of experiences that are accompanied by a range of emotions.
Says Whitney, “I’m focused on topics that are meaningful to me or that move me. If this makes me vulnerable, then I’m okay with that. It’s this honesty that I hope encourages others to be their authentic selves.”
“Love Me Not,” demonstrates a growth in Whitney’s songwriting and her ability to blend musical elements. Drawing inspiration from the freewheeling nature of modern day relationships, Whitney has created a pop gem that showcases her skill at crafting catchy hooks and her ability to sincerely discuss a multitude of feelings and emotions ranging from love, to loss, to living life to the fullest.
Her forthcoming EP, Iridescent, will be released later in 2018, via 600 Volt [with distribution provided by RED]. Touching on life’s intersections of teen angst, un-requited love, friendship and emotional challenges, Whitney has a professional musical maturity that has been compared to that of Sara Bareilles, Alessia Cara, and Tori Kelly.
“I chose Iridescent as the title for my EP because the songs on it are about how people appear to be versus what’s inside” says Whitney. “I relate the word ‘iridescent’ to people - how they change – how sometimes they aren’t exactly what they seem. I want my fans to know, they are not alone in what often-times feels really isolating and confusing.” It is this authenticity that has served to connect Whitney with a following that is growing exponentially with each release.
Whitney’s strength as a songwriter stems from her ability to poignantly and accurately depict a multitude of relevant teenage issues. She is a teen ambassador for Glenn Close’s non-profit organization, BringChange2Mind. She has emerged as an advocate against bullying.
“I think that it’s extremely important for people to invest in each other,” added Whitney “Though I love social media, I do think that there is point when you lose touch with a tangible reality. We need human contact and it should happen more often.”
“Whitney’s development as a writer, performer and artist is on full display in this latest effort,” says Grammy Award-winner Glenn Rosenstein, who has produced Whitney’s Behind the Smile and The Fame Sessions: LIVE from Muscle Shoals (filmed in the historic FAME Recording Studios in Muscles Shoals, Alabama), the videos for which have generated over 100 million views. “The depth of her musical knowledge is well beyond her years and it continues to grow. She’s a great creative partner, a thoughtful collaborator and a surprisingly experienced soul.”
In her own voice and her own way, Whitney Woerz is coming of age. Her lyrics are sincere and forthcoming – a recipe for a bond that will no doubt see her sharing her musical journey with her fans for years to come.