Youth Lagoon – “Dropla”

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The success of a debut album sometimes rests on its unpolished, unfiltered nature. This seemed to be the case with the bedroom pop of  Youth Lagoon‘s excellent debut, The Year of Hibernation. With “Dropla,” Trevor Powers’ first offering from his second album, he proves that growth on a sophomore project doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The song is more layered and less submissive than the music of his debut, but it feels like a comfortable, appropriate next step.

“My mental state is usually pretty sporadic… a lot of this record was influenced by a fear of mortality but embracing it at the same time. Realizing that human life is only great because it is temporary. Experimenting with ideas about dimensions. I’m not a gifted speaker, so explaining things is difficult for me. But music always makes sense.”

Wondrous Bughouse is due March 5. You can pre-order it here.

Wondrous Bughouse tracklist:

o1. THROUGH MIND AND BACK
o2. MUTE
o3. ATTIC DOCTOR
o4. THE BATH
o5. PELICAN MAN
o6. DROPLA
o7. SLEEP PARALYSIS
o8. THIRD DYSTOPIA
o9. RASPBERRY CANE
10. DAISYPHOBIA