Whitacre Talk to Us About Their Single "Find The Light" & Their Upcoming UMS Performance

Denver’s Whitacre recently released their newest single, “Find The Light.” The song is the band’s third single release from their upcoming record 'Within the Mountain’s Shadows.' The five-piece have had a busy summer, so we caught up with the crew to see what's next:

Tell us more about “Find The Light”:

Chase Perry: “Find the Light” is the first single off of our upcoming EP entitled Within the Mountain’s Shadows. After self-recording our first two singles, we decided to work with a highly-praised Denver producer, Joe Richmond. “Find the Light” is the first songs we did with Joe and he really challenged us to work and rework the song until it was our best effort.  We feel the production quality is top notch.

What's the band's songwriting process been like for this new record?

Joey Wenberg: Our songwriting process is continually evolving. Initially, Paul Whitacre brought all of the chord progressions and lyrics to the table from his solo project.  Recently, it’s been a much more collaborative process. The best is when we schedule practices for the sole purpose of bringing new ideas to the table and just jam- this is where the best songs have been created most recently. But a lot of times inspiration strikes when we’re outside of our formal practices.  So we’ve become big fans of Apple’s “Voice Memo” app. We use it to send ideas back and forth to each other, in hopes something good can come out of it.

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We know there’s been a recent change in your lineup- who is all involved in the project right now?

Chase Perry: Whitacre formed in August of 2017 and there are currently five of us- Paul Whitacre (front-man), Mark Cunningham (drums/keys), Chase Perry (banjo/harmonica), Joey Wenberg (bass), Robert Bullington (lead guitar).

What are your favorite spots to play live in Denver?

Paul Whitacre: We’ve been lucky enough to play quite a few venues here in Denver. As for our favorite venue in Denver, it’s got to be a two-way tie. Larimer Lounge offers an amazing intimate space that allows us to feel really engaged and connected to our fans. On the flipside, The Bluebird Theater offers one of the bigger stages and better sound systems we’ve been able to play through. Plus, having your band’s name on their giant marquee is pretty sweet too!

What's next for Whitacre?

Paul Whitacre: We’re really close to finishing the final songs on our upcoming EP and we’re working hard to find another good tour to join before the end of the year. And, even though we’re not even done with this first EP, we’re already thinking about the next one. We are constantly writing songs, playing shows and fine tuning our craft.

Where can we catch you this weekend at The UMS?

We will be playing South Broadway Christian Church on Friday at 9PM!

Great! See you there!

Keep up with Whitacre here.

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