Harrison Whitford, LA-based multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, has shared his new track ‘Salvation Army’, released via Screwdriver Records. It’s the first new piece of music since his 2019 single ‘What’s Happening’, a drifting, intricate piece that conjures up warm, yet melancholic Americana with its interweaving slide and acoustic guitars. Since he started playing guitar as a kid, writing songs has been an important outlet for Whitford, having spent the last several years lending his warm, expressive guitar skills to both Phoebe Bridgers and Matt Berninger, but he still felt the urge to flex that creative muscle.
The single drifts in on light slide guitar, a soft stomping kick catching it, softly dragging it forward while Harrison, singing barely above a whisper, relates a fragile relationship “all the time spent looking for each other is time spent well, it wasn’t much but I swear it was something as far as I can tell”.
“This song is about reckoning with one’s own inclination to self-destruct and feeling trapped in that cycle,” Harrison explains. “When I wrote it, it felt like a way out mentally, and it felt liberating to sing for that reason.”