Debut Album A Youthful Dream Out 10th June Via Tough Love/Fat Possum.
Following the release of ‘Uncombed Hair‘ and ‘Pills‘, Danish punks Yung have shared a new track titled ‘The Child’ from their upcoming international debut album A Youthful Dream out June 10th via Tough Love and Fat Possum Records. The song sees the group continue to veer away from the raucous origins of their EPs, These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores and Alter, into more restrained and reflective territory. There’s piano and a brass section. For serious.
“I wrote The Child while working a summer job at a crop farm last year,” says front-man Mikkel Holm Silkjær of the track. “I stayed at the farm for ten days and had very little to do besides working and playing the guitar. The words came much later than the music – I wrote them after CMJ. It’s a reflection on the conflict between being an artist but also being successful, so I think CMJ had some bearing on shaping the lyrics. When you start playing music you do it for the sake of writing music but when you’re signed to a label there’s commercial pressure. There are good things and bad things about that. One of the good things certainly is that you have to reinvent yourself within or beyond your music, which I tried to do with The Child, as it’s a bit different to a lot of Yung songs.”
May 20th: Pop Revo Festival, Aarhus, DK
June 14th: London, Shacklewell Arms
July 1st: Rockorama Festival, Toulon, France
July 16th: Kliko Fest, Haarlem, Netherlands.
July 17th: Welcome To The Village Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
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