To mark the release of the new LP ‘Wondrous Bughouse’, Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon has released the single ‘Mute’ on Soundcloud to give us a taster of what is to come.
After the introspective offering that was ‘The Year of Hibernation’ in 2010, the latest LP seems similarly contemplative. When discussing the previous album, Powers had described it as ‘my mind communicating with me, not the other way around’ and how, at times it had taken him ‘to scary places’.
With ‘Wondrous Bughouse’, Powers said he was ‘becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world’. During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music. "Youth Lagoon is something so personal to me because writing music is how I sort my thoughts, as well as where I transfer my fears".
The new LP is sure to be a thing of philosophical wonder if these statements are anything to go by. We’re hoping that the album retains the beautiful melodies and fragile emotion that worked so well on the last album and if ‘Mute’ is anything to go by, we have a feeling that this is exactly what we can expect.
The full LP will be available on the 18th March but in the meantime, take a listen to Mute below:
1. THROUGH MIND AND BACK
3. ATTIC DOCTOR
4. THE BATH
5. PELICAN MAN
7. SLEEP PARALYSIS
8. THIRD DYSTOPIA
9. RASPBERRY CANE
Words by Lucy Simmonds