A WOMAN WITH A PLASTIC BAG OF cans from a food pantry rode her bicycle home at dusk, the hood of a sweatshirt pulled snug around her head. She wouldn’t give her name but said she lives in the woods in Charlotte County with her child. She needed to return quickly, before nightfall.
Youthful heartache, purged by pop music
Whitney Wolanin has often appropriated teenage heartache and romantic missteps for her triumphant, piano-based pop songs. Her words and musical themes are emotionally candid, often taken from the pages of her journals (although she has avoided mentioning any former boyfriends by name). Full Story