Nashville-based singer-songwriter Whitney Fenimore — and notable semi-finalist of NBC’s “The Voice,” season 13 — is finally ready to deliver her most personal and characteristic project yet, Leaving Ashwood (out September 23). The seven-song album serves as a memento of self-discovery, representing self-love, growth and embracing change. Giving us a glimpse into what’s to come, the lead single, “It’s Not Me,” is out now.
The faint guitar picking alongside Whitney’s airy vocals that build throughout the song, highlight the realization and self-acceptance illustrated in the lyrics. “It’s pretty different sonically than anything I’ve ever done and it’s one of my favorite songs on the album,” she admits. The track was born from a chord progression and a slight melody, which turned into a conversation with co-writer, Nick Kingswell about “our personal lives and different stories about people we had encountered, who were narcissist and toxic,” Whitney confides.
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Whitney Fenimore knew she was destined to be a performer ever since she picked up an old plastic toy guitar at her grandmother’s. She’s already released several albums, landed a publishing deal with Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Colbie Caillat), had her SXSW debut showcase in 2018, and has opened up for GRAMMY-award winner Lori McKenna, Julia Michaels, The Brilliance and Jake Scott, among others.