Erika Wennerstrom announces debut solo LP, Sweet Unknown 3/23/18

by Woody on January 12, 2018

Photo credit: Linda Beecroft

Calling myself fan of Heartless Bastards is an understatement. They’re one of those bands that I’ve been on board with since the moment I heard them. Erika has been teasing this solo album for awhile so I’m psyched to finally hear a track. If you’re a fan of Erika, you’re going to love it. It has some similarities while striking its own identity. Here’s some info on the new album.

“It’s just more of me,” she says. “It’s as simple as that. I was able to get deeper and you get another level of my heart and soul. And, it’s really about my journey of self-awareness and healing and finding acceptance and self-love. It’s very empowering.”

Wennerstrom attributes her deep emotional journey, in part, to two pivotal trips in the past year, which resulted in 400 voice notes on her phone with various lyric and melody ideas. “I went down to the Amazon jungle in 2015 right before the last Heartless Bastards record, Restless Ones, was released. I was at a point where I was deeply unhappy, and on a whim, I decided to do an Ayahuasca [pronounced eye-uh-wah-ska] retreat. Despite the idea frightening me, I felt I needed something to change with in me so bad that I had nothing to lose. It really opened the door and started me on a path to many self realizations,” she says.

Erika Wennerstrom is here

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2009 HearYa session w/ Heartless Bastards

2012 HearYa session w/ Heartless Bastards

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