When we named the Dutch-born, coast-hopping multimedia artist Young & Sick a Band To Watch last month, project mastermind Nick mentioned that his self-titled debut would be out in the spring and that it would be “quite a bit more uptempo” than the gently gleaming slow jams we heard earlier this year. “Glass,” the lead single from the album, verifies that statement. It bounces along with a more frenzied pulse than we’ve come to expect from Young & Sick, but it maintains the crystalline grace that we heard on “Magnolia” and “Willow.” Organic guitar strums mingle with an array of digitized thumps and twinkles while Nick employs his effortless falsetto for lyrics about his shadow stripping and his refusal to be impeded from falling deeper in love. Listen below.
In other Young & Sick news, now that the band has performed live, Nick finally revealed his face in a press photo, which (like the last one) was shot by acclaimed fashion photographer and music video director John-Baptiste Mondino. Have a look:
2. Heartache Fetish
3. Ghost of a Chance
4. Counting Raindrops
5. Feel Pain