Young Man is the solo project of Colin Caulfield, who started off his musical career by posting many fine YouTube covers. His first album of originals, the Boy EP focuses on manhood, not growing up, or figuring what each of those things mean. (His bio mentions that he’s a French/English lit major, so part of me also thinks his last name isn’t a coincidence.) You’ll hear that theme in “Up So Fast,” — where he laments growing up so fast after repeating, in a very boyish tenor, “I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a little boy, yeah.” He also layers his vocals into Animal Collective-style harmonies, over beachy, breezy guitar and drum loops. You can definitely hear bits of the kinds of artists he covered (Animal Collective, Beach House, Ariel Pink, Grizzly Bear, etc).
Young Man – “Up So Fast”
The Boy is out 8/24 digitally on iTunes, and 10/12 in stores via Frenchkiss (pre-orders from Young Man’s website come with album extras).