"Singer/songwriter Whitney Lyman can bring out the lyrical hook in any rough track, with a sound that’s a cross between nostalgia and visionary." -The Examiner
"Whitney Lyman... provided a slew of riches during her time onstage — gorgeous songs that combined the rhythmic adventure of her band Pollens with shoegazing languidness, an airily beautiful singing voice, and a game group of backing musicians behind her. A few more gigs at center stage, and she should be ready for world conquest." -The Sun Break
"All of the songs on the self-titled album are nicely arranged pop songs with R&B leanings that use Lyman’s voice particularly well, but it’s the fourth song, “Love is a Spark” that has me hitting replay over and over again..It has exactly what I look for in a great pop song: effervescent harmonies, a big, smart, catchy-as-hell chorus, a nicely constructed bridge and a sexiness that is both underlying and overt." -Another Rainy Saturday
"The members of Pollens do have other musical projects and creative outlets..Whitney Lyman also writes and performs songs under her own name (she also helped create a fantastic pop album with musician Andrew Boscardin called Supersonic Parachute.)" -Another Rainy Saturday
Whitney Lyman is a singer/songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. She blends influences from folk, classical, and dream pop---creating an ethereal world with her enchanting voice and lush compositions.
Lyman self-released her debut album, "Wandering, Wondering" in 2012, engineered by Eric Corson (The Long Winters, Perfume Genius) and her debut album as a solo artist features an array of instrumentation from Indonesian Gamelan bells and drums to orchestral woodwinds, horns, and strings to accordion and banjo. Her Fiona-Apple-meets-Debussy piano and rich, haunting vocals are the anchor of the album.