Old friends and old faves Young Empires continue dropping gems from their forthcoming follow up to my much loved Wake All My Youth EP. “Uncover Your Eyes” slows things down for an introspective oooh-along groover that I think we can all relate to. Or at least have a few people we would wish uncovere their own eyes. Read more
Living in a big city its easy to forget about the power of walks. A simple stroll through the neighborhood can do wonders for the mind and soul. No digital screens to distract your train of thought as it kicks the dust of the tracks and barrels into long lost mental villages. A great time to be lost in and surprised by yourself. Plus, aliens. You are definitely never gonna see a UFO from your couch. Gotta be outside to spot them. Read more
If your idea of Summer is more relaxation than party then “Conversations” is your summer jam. Its a meandering stroll in the park with a light buzz and the lingering spice of street tacos on your lips. A feeling both sleepy and alive. Ready for anything but also ready for a great nap. Read more
“Pain Told Love” is one of those songs so beautifully intimate that you feel like you have to be quiet while you are listening so you don’t interrupt the emotional conversation between these two. Tribe Society and Kiesza sing so earnestly to each other, we just get to be a little bird listening in. And when things build so much they feel like they may burst we feel lucky that we can just flutter to a higher branch and let these two do their dance in the forest clearing below. Read more
Close your eyes and listen. Do you hear that? No, its not just the sound of the weekend approaching. Listen closer than that. Its the sound of the floor beneath you… slowly getting farther away. The echoes take a hair longer to come back to your ears until eventually you cant hear them at all and only Mesa Luna fills your head. Its a great place to be. Keep you eyes closed a bit longer and enjoy. Read more
Catch a whiff of her perfume in the air. See the scarf she used to wear on another person. See a city you once visited together in a movie. It can happen anywhere at any time and the realization that you are still desperately still in love will hit you like a ton of bricks. JAHKOY is not making that feeling any easier to handle with this sultry sex jam that will literally turn the world around you into one big reminder of the nights you no longer have. The only thing to do is dim the lights and use JAHKOY to make some new memories to push out the old. Read more
Running into this new Young Empires jam on the internet is like running into that girl from Middle School that you had a crush on and you are like “Damn, you grew up! I mean you were always cute and awesome but this is like woah, yeah, adult!” Except that with “The Gates” you don’t have to sound so much like a goob and can just hit repeat and give that reaction a second try.
P.S. SO excited for new Young Empires. #gocanada