Whitney Lyman
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Whitney Lyman

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter




"Aloha, Fall: gigs to watch out for"

"Seattle sensations Whitney Lyman and Andrew Boscardin combined their considerable resources to put out one hell of a new album. “Supersonic Parachute” is the perfect pop album, loaded with hooks, catches, and sweetly haunting melodic turns. Lyman sings indie rock soul, dream pop, and trance folk. Indeed, her voice sounds as if she’s sweeping her radar down from the rings of Saturn...When the vocalist and the composer/guitarist come together, magic happens." - The Examinor - National Jazz Music

"Supersonic Parachute, a Pop and R&B Collaboration, Releases Their Eponymous Debut Album in the Summer of 2013"

"Supersonic Parachute, a pop and R&B collaboration between composer/producer and guitarist Andrew Boscardinand singer-songwriter Whitney Lyman, releases their eponymous debut album in the summer of 2013."

"A pop and R&B collaboration between composer/producer and guitarist Andrew Boscardin and singer-songwriter Whitney Lyman, releases their eponymous debut album in the summer of 2013. With a "Blondie meets Rihanna" sound, they have managed to deliver a unique musical statement, creating nostalgia that transcends generations and resonates with those who appreciate anything from ‘60s funk and soul, to classic rock from the ‘70s and ‘80s, along with ‘90s R&B and hip hop."

"I knew that Whitney would bring something exciting to my music, but her contributions transformed each song completely, taking those initial seeds and ideas and really finding the identity and story of each one." - PR Web

"Best Seattle Shows of the Week"

"The soulful songstress and mulch-instrumentalist from Pollens brings her soulful, dream pop to South Seattle." (Video) - SEA Live Music

"Sean Nelson Makes Good Choices in the Solo Spotlight"

"Whitney Lyman... provided a slew of riches during her time onstage — gorgeous songs that combined the rhythmic adventure of her band Pollens with shoegazing languidness, an airily beautiful singing voice, and a game group of backing musicians behind her. A few more gigs at center stage, and she should be ready for world conquest." - The Sun Break

"Think Vocal, Rock Global by Dave Segal"

"Can brainy music be fun? Can musicians with university pedigrees get down? Can a band with six Americans convincingly pull off songs influenced by African trance music and classical Hindustani and Persian vocal patterns? You look skeptical, but Seattle/Los Angeles sextet Pollens make a strong case for the affirmative."

The aim of Pollens' complex vocal arrangements seems to be to overwhelm the listener with beauty, to pile on the layers of dulcet harmonies until you swoon yourself to exhaustion. - The Stranger Magazine

"Album Review: Supersonic Parachute's Supersonic Parachute"

"All of the songs on the self-titled album are nicely arranged pop songs with R&B leanings that use Lyman’s voice particularly well, but it’s the fourth song, “Love is a Spark” that has me hitting replay over and over again..It has exactly what I look for in a great pop song: effervescent harmonies, a big, smart, catchy-as-hell chorus, a nicely constructed bridge and a sexiness that is both underlying and overt." - Another Rainy Saturday

"Seattle's Fines polyrhythmic pop ensemble, or, Who are Pollens?"

"Pollens released an excellent debut LP late last year called Brighten and Break (put out by German label Tapete), which blends gorgeous, multi-part harmonies with syncopated rhythm influenced by African percussion and a sense of repetition. The result is a very successful album that sounds unlike anyone else making music in Seattle right now."

"The members of Pollens do have other musical projects and creative outlets..Whitney Lyman also writes and performs songs under her own name (she also helped create a fantastic pop album with musician Andrew Boscardin called Supersonic Parachute.)" - Another Rainy Saturday

"Andrew Boscardin, Whitney Lyman's SUPERSONIC PARACHUTE is a nice surprise."

"Singer/songwriter Whitney Lyman can bring out the lyrical hook in any rough track, with a sound that’s a cross between nostalgia and visionary."

"Every song on this album is an instant hit, easily translatable to Top 40 radio for the mainstream and alternative crowds. Not an easy feat, but accomplished by this magical duo through equal parts natural affinity for all kinds of music (it shows, their genre can’t be labeled), a killer instinct for melodic hooks that transcend language and generation gaps, and a deeply ingrained musicality."

"The third track off the album is the perfect amalgam of flirty girl power wrapped up in a tantalizing pop-funk come-hither, and a sing-along beat. Lyman can do more with one or two notes than anyone alive. She can take a note and turn it into an entire song. Every listener with a heartbeat will fall in love with her in this song." - The Examiner

"Dream Girl: Whitney Lyman Is Ready to Poison Herself to Slay Her Predators"

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Pleasure / Pain (full-length album) - Self-released 2018Firebreather (single) - London Tone Records 2015
Laser Beam (single) - London Tone Records 2014Wandering, Wondering (full-length album) - Self-released 2012



Whenever she sings, Seattle-based songwriter, Whitey Lyman, takes on a new form. In one moment she’s in midnight-purple shroud, humming low. In another, she’s throwing twin dice and exploding into a beam of starlight. Lyman, whose music is born from mystical sensibilities, has shared this spirit with a wide array of audiences, from Sofar Sounds in New York with an acoustic to Jimmy Kimmel Live in L.A. with the Grammy-nominated Odesza.

Lyman, a multi-instrumentalist, has performed with standout Emerald City projects Pollens, the Seattle Rock Orchestra and Theoretics. But she released her debut solo record, Pleasure/Pain, in May 2018. Equal parts spiritual and forlorn introspection, the album was recorded at the famed London Bridge Studios and features myriad instrumentalists including the Grammy-winning violinist, Andrew Joslyn. It received acclaim from outlets like King5 News and Artist Home.

Inspired by a dream in which Lyman, in poisonous snake form, bit herself to avoid an oncoming eagle’s capture, Pleasure/Pain showcases the artist’s gambling nature. Lyman never stays in a single place long, switching between vocals, guitar, piano and bandleader. She finds a home in indie rock, soul, dream pop and the ethereal corporeal. Lyman’s work casts a long shadow. Like silver-blue moonlight creeping over your rooftop.

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