Westerman releases debut album Your Hero Is Not Dead

June 15 2020

On Friday June 5th Westerman released his debut album Your Hero Is Not Dead, via Play It Again Samand today he follows the release with a new visualizer designed by Bráulio Amado for his celebrated track ‘Confirmation‘. Recorded alongside his close friend and producer Nathan Jenkins (A.K.A. Bullion) at first in Southern Portugal before finishing the process in London, Your Hero Is Not Dead is an album about empathy and compassion, struggle and release, and all the ways we contradict and battle within ourselves. Listen HERE.

The album is full of supremely crafted, groove-hinged songs about moral, political, and ethical grey areas, that find Westerman attempting to resolve external issues by looking inward. It’s a graceful and self-reflective debut album that continues the artist’s journey from pop maverick to one of the most vital voices coming out of the UK. The project includes previously released singles, ‘The Line‘, ‘Your Hero Is Not Dead‘, ‘Waiting on Design‘, ‘Think I’ll Stay‘ and ‘Blue Comanche‘ and is the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Ark EP. 

Listen to Your Hero Is Not Dead above and find further details on the album, including tracklisting and cover art by renowned New York via Portugal Graphic Designer and Illustrator Bráulio Amado below and on his website westerman.world.

Your Hero Is Not Dead by Westerman is out now, buy/stream it here

Cover art by Bráulio Amado

1. Drawbridge
2. The Line
3. Big Nothing Glow
4. Waiting On Design
5. Think I’ll Stay
6. Dream Appropriate
7. Easy Money
8. Blue Commanche
9. Confirmation
10. Paper Dogs
11. Float Over
12. Your Hero Is Not Dead

See all world tour dates at westerman.world


“The British songwriter’s excellent debut mines the gentle and detailed sounds of soft rock’s past, while his lucid yet uncomplicated lyrics interrogate the uncertainty of the present”
Pitchfork (8/10)

UNCUT (8/10)

“Westerman’s debut album is a wonderful, complex thing – quite easily one of the year’s most impressive and textured records”
NME (4 Stars)

“Crafting elegant pop songs full of self-interrogation”
Rolling Stone

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