Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy [Streaming]

The British band Young Fathers dropped their album Heavy Heavy via Ninja Tune.
While the standout track Tell Somebody which in my opinion has that intense dreamy epic Sigur Ros sound vibe.
The rest has that claustrophobic experimental alternative electro-soul pop music Massive Attack and Sault vibe.

About the album from Young Fathers:
‘Heavy Heavy’ could be a mood, or it could describe the smoothed granite of bass that supports the sound… or it could be a nod to the natural progression of boys to grown men and the inevitable toll of living, a joyous burden, relationships, family, the natural momentum of a group that has been around long enough to witness massive changes.
“You let the demons out and deal with it,” reckons Kayus of the album. “Make sense of it after.”

The 10-track project signals a renewed back-to-basics approach, just the three of them in their basement studio, some equipment and microphones: everything always plugged in, everything always in reach.

“The weight that we’ve been carrying is now yours. Do what you want with it”.

‘Rice’ immaculately sets the tone for the vast range of styles, genres and influences the trio manage to cram into the 10 tracks of the record. Elsewhere on ‘HEAVY HEAVY’ we hear kinetic rhythms, controlled chaos and unbridled soul on singles ‘Geronimo’, ‘Tell Somebody’ and ‘I Saw’ all of which demonstrate how Young Fathers so skillfully side-step any kind of musical boundary.

To accompany these releases, the trio continued their creative collaboration with 23 year old Austrian-Nigerian artist and filmmaker David Uzochukwu which allowed him to compliment the songs with visuals that perfectly demonstrate the scale and expansive feel of the music.

Heavy Heavy gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.

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