Off The Record – ALBUM FOCUS – The Underrated Youth,Yungblud

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the latest EP by musician Yungblud – The Underrated Youth. 

Braindead

This song automatically welcomes you to the world of Yungblud with a really addictive drum beat and the repetitiveness of the words I just wanna be pretty brain dead that easily get stuck in your head. It is in some ways hard to define Genres of Yungblud because he dabbles in so many. Listening to this song it is so evident his admiration for the Arctic Monkeys as you can hear the influences of it right from the start. This incorporation of this style of music to yungbluds style automatically creates a sort of an anti establishment sound.

Parents

This song starts with a sort of pop style sound to it but then you hear the lyrics and you realise it isn’t your average song. It yet again follows the sound and style of rebelling. This song is really catchy and this is due to the piano that is playing a simple song in the background. The rapping in the verses is a common trend of Yungblud but this again creates the power of the words and it is one of those songs that you should listen to mainly to understand why he is leading a generation.

Original Me (featuring Dan Reynolds) 

This song features the lead singer of Imagine Dragons and you can hear his influence right from the start. This song is fantastic and I would say it is his most commercial song and it one that most people can listen to and relate to. Whilst he may have Dan Reynolds appearing his sound is still very apparant and with the strength of Dan’s vocals it creates a heavy and also powerful chorus.

Casual Sabotage

This is one of the slower tracks on the album and it feels like it has essences of You Me At Six and I can easily imagine this song being on their older albums. This song has hauntingly sad lyrics but at the same time the music composition makes it wonderfully constructed. The mix of electronic and acoustic really compliment each other.

Hope For The Underrated Youth

This is another slow song on the album and I find it unusual how it goes heavy heavy heavy to slow slow – I think it’s because it is an EP, I do feel that it deserves to be an album but I guess being the new future of music that is sort of the way it is going. This song you can really hear Yungblud inspirations of My Chemical Romance and feels like it his version of Famous Last Words. On Radio 1 recently he actually sung these lyrics across the Black Parade and you can really hear the cross over. This album sort of differentiates the new sort of emo but putting the whole album into a genre? That’s a hard one.

Waiting On The Weekend

This again is a completely different genre and feels like a song that you can listen to on a jot summers day. The echo on the vocals make it sound more dreamlike that you can understand why it is the last song on the EP. It is like nothing else on the album and it focuses on the acoustics of the guitar.

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