|Young Galaxy | Photo: promotional|
"Meet me by the river, let’s go for a ride / with the windows down and the stereo loud"
I recently discovered the ultimate summer track – New Summer by Young Galaxy. It is brilliantly bright and sharp – to me, it sounds like a sunny day looks. The song was a taste of their latest album, 'Ultramarine', which was released on 23rd April.
The Montreal band stand out for their melodic synth-pop and uplifting electronic vibes. This album is breezy and light – just what is needed for passing happy days in June. Total Escapism.
The album begins with momentum and on an emotional high with Pretty Boy, a tribute to the young love and commitment to art shared by Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe documented in Smith's lyrical autobiography Just Kids. Fall For You and New Summer match it for impact, the latter standing out with its sharp electronic riff in the intro. I like What We Want for its energetic feel and Sleepwalk With Me has the perfect sentiment to close a beautiful album like this.
If it’s summer-loving and endless days spent behind Wayfarers sitting on picnic blankets that you are in search of, listen to this album; it will take you some of the way there.