Youth Lagoon returns with new single ‘Football’

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Trevor Powers, also known as Youth Lagoon, has made a comeback with a brand new single titled ‘Football’. The song follows the release of the musician’s album ‘Heaven Is A Junkyard,’ marking his first Youth Lagoon record in eight years, which was released last year.

On this latest single, Youth Lagoon once again collaborates with Rodaidh McDonald, who played a crucial role in the success of his brilliant return with ‘Heaven Is A Junkyard’ last year. A personal favorite among the albums released in 2023! ‘Football’ seamlessly continues the beautiful and atmospheric sound they crafted together. Intricate vocals and introspective lyrics shine against a subtle production that remains soothing from start to finish. We are delighted to have new Youth Lagoon music so swiftly after his last release, and we hope for more new tracks in the near future. Be sure to check out the music video created by Caleb Halter below.

About the new single he says:

“Football” is really a celebration of failure. Society has a terrible habit of only recognizing achievement while glossing over the greatness in the shadows. We’re so distracted trying to earn love, worth and value that we forget it’s something we inherently already have. I wanted to play with this idea through the lens of sports ‘cuz, in a lot of ways, sports are the truest religion. When I was young, it was the only way I knew how to connect with my dad. We didn’t have a lot in common, but we could both throw the ball. There were rules and rituals we could see eye-to-eye on. We didn’t have to argue over who was right or wrong. The difference in my family was, it didn’t matter how good I was. The act of just throwing a ball was communion. It didn’t matter if I caught it. I love my Dad for that.

Football‘ is out now on all platforms via Fat Possum Records.