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New Noise: Young Fathers ‘In My View’

It’s difficult to draw comparisons or conclusions to Young Fathers. The group brings a sort of raw energy and authentic approach to their songs, a sharp contrast to today’s overproduced music industry. Cinematic and endearing, their sound is like no other. The group consisting of Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham ‘G’ Hastings, and Kayus Bankole have recently released the music video to their latest single, “In My View”.

In the past they have released compelling albums such as “Dead” and “White Men Are Black Men Too”. Through their work, its evident that their sound echoes a collaborative effort that doesn’t restrict itself to one genre. At times loud and robust, they also balance a clear sincerity in their lyrics. Ultimately, Young Fathers are emotionally driven and leave the listener with an unresolved angst.

“In My View” is the latest single in anticipation of their album “Cocoa Sugar” set to release on March 9th.  The thought-provoking video features all three members, and a series of short scenes involving other characters.

Additionally, the mesmerising single “Lord” was released in late 2017, paired with a stunning visual.

Young Fathers continues to build up the anticipation of their newest work. Their videos paired along with their tracks are captivating. Meticulous in their visual aesthetic, and equally with their songwriting, its no wonder Young Fathers were the winners to the Mercury Prize in the UK in 2014. As they continue to defy the odds and challenge the listener, Young Fathers are ones to watch this year.

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Mariana Martinez is a music enthusiast, writer, and dancer currently studying at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Mariana has channelled her love of music through writing musician interviews and working for KOXY Radio. When she is not DJing as Funky Mar, you can find her front row at any show. She is excited to be a part of the Girl Underground Music team as a contributing blogger.

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