PREMIERE: Parker Gispert Shines On “Sunlight Tonight”

Taking a step back from his decade-spanning work with The Whigs, the songwriter unleashes his first solo album via New West Records.

Back in September, Whigs frontman Parker Gispert announced his solo debut Sunlight Tonight with the high-elevation folk trills of “Life in the Goldilocks Zone.” Now he’s delivering the full eight-track album via FLOOD, which mostly follows suit, whether in the warm acoustic strums of “Magnolia Sunrise” or the more upbeat mountain rock of “Too Dumb to Love Anyone.”

“The idea of the album was to capture myself at a certain moment in time, and to create something beautiful,” says Gispert. “Luckily the farm I was living on provided a scenic setting for me to translate into musical form. I want a listener to hear how carefree it could be for someone who grew up in the city to pull the rip cord and find themselves living out in the country playing these songs on an acoustic guitar.”

You can stream the whole album below.

Sunlight Tonight is out Friday 11/16 via New West.


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