YØUTH Releases New Single; Announces Debut LP
August 18, 2017 (Nashville, TN) – After premiering exclusively with Nashville tastemakers No Country For New Nashville, indie rock artist YØUTH has released “Blame,” the title track from his upcoming debut full-length album. “YØUTH builds his jangly, emotionally resonate, and deeply personal style of indie rock on a base of influences that definitely channels the emo and pop punk-leaning stalwarts of last decade, while just as effortlessly incorporating layered, contemporary alt rock and pop sensibilities,” describes No Country For New Nashville’s Philip Obenschain. “With dense harmonies and driving riffs, the song uses dynamics to underscore the thematic build of navigating its lyrical focus, and by the end, smacks hard with an urgency and sense of emotional catharsis.”
Hear “Blame” by YØUTH
As a lifelong Nashville resident, YØUTH (a.k.a. Julian Denté) has seen his hometown evolve from a country music mecca, to a scene bursting with inventive pop, hip-hop, electronic, and of course some of the best folk & Americana around. However, with his debut LP Blame, Yøuth resurrects a brand of alt/rock that will immediately resonate with fans of Into It. Over It., American Football, and Dashboard Confessional. The latter of which he opened for in Nashville this past February during Dashboard Confessional’s five night residency in East Nashville. While he’s played with numerous pop-punk bands and toured the country with up and coming artists including Liza Anne, Animal Flag, and Body Origami, Yøuth is entirely his own creative outlet.
Talking about the lead single and album’s title track Julian says that, “’Blame’ is a song I wrote about someone who I perceive as a constant victim of their circumstance and decision-making. It’s also about my journey from shame and guilt to reality. It’s about taking responsibility for what is mine, while also disassociating from burdens that aren’t mine to carry. It’s the title track of the upcoming record and I think it captures the mood of digging oneself out of a self-defeating mindset.”
Having spent his entire life surrounded by music, it seems natural that Julian played every instrument on Blame, an album that was years in the making and recorded in his Nashville home studio. Blame recalls melodramatic chord progressions that defined the peak of the punk-pop era, and swims in vocal and instrumental harmonies sure to grab the attention of now-mature Brand New fans. Julian delivers smart lyrics with a bite, but softens them with a charm and reassurance that is characteristically YØUTH. He’s your high school best friend: he’s been there with you, but also knows how to hit you with the lowest of personal blows, all while keeping a sugar-sweet exterior.
Blame will be released on 10/20.