Getting To Know... Whitney Fenimore

Following on from a string of impactful offerings these last few years, US singer-songwriter Whitney Fenimore is back once again with her lofty new single 'New Normal'.

Bringing back more of that bright and uplifting folk-pop aesthetic she is known for, 'New Normal' makes for a rousing return to form for the artist at the helm. With her spellbinding vocals spread across a breezy production throughout, she returns to the fold with one of her most captivating releases to date here.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has been inspiring her most lately.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

Probably acoustic or electric guitar. My grandma had a couple toy guitars laying around the house and i loved playing them. My dad also played guitar and I grew up with him playing all the time, so i think I naturally gravitated toward guitar.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I loved all sorts of music. Growing up in the church, I listened to a lot of gospel and CCM stuff. My dad was also always playing, America, Chicago, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Kansas, Crosby, Still, Nash pretty much any band with incredible harmonies. Really dug that stuff.

What was the first album you remember owning?

Either Hanson (middle of nowhere) or DC Talk.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Probably ‘Stop This Train’ by John Mayer or ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

Hmm, not any habits or rituals per se, but I do love to light a candle before I write.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

Really digging Chappell Roan at the moment (aren’t we all?) , The Japanese House, Ken Pomeroy and Madi Diaz.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

That’s suchhh a tough one. Probably Stevie Nicks.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

The way you’re able to connect on a really deep level with other people.

And what is the most frustrating part?

How expensive it can be to pursue this path haha!

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

A while back when I was on The Voice, I had just lost during Playoff Rounds and Adam Levine came over to a few of us and said to keep going, to not give up on music and to keep pursuing it. I thought that was pretty cool.


Whitney Fenimore's new single 'New Normal' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.