Listen// Young Galaxy’s swirling electropunk spirit

New single offers up a new look at electropop duo.

If there’s two things that really help an outfit get the creative juices flowing, its reinvention and the prospect of a feature length release. That’s because the idea of a new sound is tantalising to most artists, while feature length releases tend to inspire artists to produce pure gold as a lead single. If an act can leverage both, the results are epic.

That’s where Young Galaxy finds itself with recent single Under My Wing. The track intentionally blurs what listeners have come to expect from the band. Musically it’s cloudy and swirling, the lyrics obscured, almost unintelligible by design.

As the band puts it, “it’s a song that sleeps during the day and walks the empty streets at night. It’s about the failure of capitalism, the isolation of suburbia, and the drive to discover sensuality, connection, and a spark of life in the face of despair.”

Young Galaxy began writing Down Time with a sense of reinvention in mind. In order to stay ahead of the ever-shifting landscape of the music industry, the band felt the need to step away from the industry entirely and take stock of and control over their career.

Tired of the industry’s exploitative, conservative nature, the band started their own label in an effort to create a sense of community, and to stay true to an ethos of experimentalism and independence.

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