Arkansas/Chicago Artist Wic Whitney Shares New Single “Oolong” From Upcoming EP; Signs to Nettwerk

October 20, 2023 BY Bailey Vigliaturo

Nettwerk is thrilled announce the signing of Wic Whitney to its label roster. The Arkansas-bred, Chicago-based creative melds southern soul and smooth rhythm into quick-witted and introspective storytelling that invites his fans to be present in every moment. Today, he shares the aptly titled new single “Oolong” from his upcoming EP Afternoon Tea, out January 12. Listen to “Oolong” HERE.

On Afternoon Tea, Wic explores the different types of love and relationships that humans encounter within themselves, each other, and the world around them. He shares, “The EP title is symbolic of taking everything one cup at a time. Every cup is different, but just as enjoyable.”

“Oolong” is a laidback take on how to thrive in a constant stage of existential dread, while the previously released “Matcha” is an effervescent reflection on Wic’s first gay relationship, full of excitement and heartbreak – beautifully complicated but never tragic.

Watch Wic Perform “Oolong” Live:

Chicagoans can catch Wic along with Ajani Jones, Kweku Collins, and DJ Mochi at Lincoln Hall on Thursday, November 9th for an evening presented by Audiotree. Tickets are HERE.

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Whether it’s a night out at the bars or an evening in with friends, Wic’s unique singer-songwriter blend creates a space that welcomes everyone, and a performance audiences won’t soon forget. Wic has immersed himself in his adopted city, with performances that include headlining at the famous HVAC Pub, regular appearances at Uncommon Ground and The Playground Theater, multiple Sofar Sounds appearances, and many mini-concerts for his ever-patient roommates.

Stay tuned for more news and music from Wic Whitney.