Whitney Ballen - You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship


August 24, 2018 · FD-074


"There’s something to be said for the intrigue of a discomforting welcome. Issaquah-based singer-songwriter Whitney Ballen greets listeners to her new album with a guitar riff that aurally feels like bugs creeping and crawling over one’s skin, only to be followed by her whispery vocals that send a shiver up the spine before giving way to banshee wails as waves of crashing instrumental sounds build. It’s a jarring introduction that prevents any chance at complacent listening. - Seattle Weekly