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Sunlight Tonight is the debut solo record from Whigs frontman, Parker Gispert. The eight-song effort finds Gispert, known for leading the Whigs through raw and jangly southern-garage rave-ups, taking a decidedly different musical approach biting electric guitar riffs are cast out in favor of gentle acoustic picking and strumming, and his band mates raucous rhythms are traded in for minimal accompaniment that includes light bass and drums, orchestral strings and even trumpet. Gispert's lyrics, meanwhile, are his most introspective and personal to date (albeit with a bit of humor thrown in here and there) and they're delivered in a vocal style that finds him pushing out on his range. The end result showcases a different side of the artist, to be sure. But it's one that Gispert felt compelled to explore. Sunlight Tonight was cut at Blackbird Studios and Hacienda Studios, with producer Emery Dobyns (Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons) at the helm. Dobyns also added various instrumentation to the tracks, alongside contributions from Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, former Sparklehorse vocalist Sol Seppy and Adele bassist Samuel Dixon, among other musicians.