In our final feature of 2015, we take a look at the brilliant Youth Lagoon.
Youth Lagoon’s third album Savage Hills Ballroom is rooted in discomfort, rather than avoiding it. Influenced by society’s desire to exude a flawless existence, the album’s musical direction and visual aspects were conceived on Powers’ late-night walks through Idaho’s suburbs. “There’s these rows and rows of seemingly ideal houses, but there’s this emptiness to it all. Usually the better someone’s life seems from the outside, the more they’re hiding,” states Powers. “I’ve had a lot of barriers for a long time that I haven’t let people past, and I’ve gotten really sick of playing pretend.”
Live, Youth Lagoon is a force that needs to be seen to be believed. Recent London shows have been spectacular and something we’ve been privileged to witness. We recommend you do the same in June.
We’ll be back in the new year with Stories From The City – Field Day Sunday in the new year!Listen