more from
We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Long Walks and Tough Talks

by Vitling

supported by
Danny Jeroense
Danny Jeroense thumbnail
Danny Jeroense I’ve played this regularly on my commute lately. The spacious and layered sound design, the baselines that provide the grooves, the dialogs and sirens in the background it all adds up to a wonderful listening experience for me. Like a soundboard of Vitling’s walks to a walk for the mind in my case.
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this




I grew up in a small town in England, and when I was a teenager there wasn’t much to do. When I got my first MP3 player, I would load it up with my favourite tracks and listen to them while walking around my neighbourhood. It was my way of getting out of the house, getting some fresh air and exercise and fully appreciating the music that I loved. A walking meditation to reflect and inspire.

Then somehow, life got in the way, and I stopped.

In 2020, through lockdowns and restrictions, going for walks around your neighbourhood went mainstream. Now living in central Berlin and with no fixed working hours, I joined the tide of people exploring their own surroundings more closely. The daily walk became a ritual, some routine to look forward to. My favourite route was to set off north through Mauerpark just before sunset, and catch the pink-orange skies over Volkspark Humboldhain from Schwedter Steg.

With time to think and reflect without a constant stream of internet-connected distractions, I took notice of some parts of me that were causing pain and hurt. 2019 was an emotional year for me, and for a long time 2020 seemed like a foggy hangover, with anxiety and flickering ungrounded angst cropping up in unexpected forms.

While I was walking I was able to see these things at a distance, from a 3rd party perspective. I began to consciously observe my emotions, my triggers and corresponding behaviours. I didn’t always like what I saw, but awareness is the first step to healing and reconciliation.

Bit by bit, the angst and anxiety began to soften around the edges. I had given them a name, and naming your fears makes them little smaller.

In my 33rd year I became a little stronger and a little wiser.

I’m still working, and I’m still walking


released January 18, 2021

Composition, production, mixing and mastering by David Whiting


all rights reserved



Vitling Berlin, Germany

contact / help

Contact Vitling

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account