Youth Lagoon has shared a new song recorded after the sessions for his most recent album, Savage Hills Ballroom. It’s called “I’ve Seen” and clocks in at a hefty seven minutes, and Trevor Powers had a bit to say about it and its connection to the album as a whole, even though it didn’t appear on the record itself. Read that and listen to the track via Pitchfork below.
Throughout the months I worked on Savage Hills Ballroom, I became possessed by a concept. If we had the ability to accept our blemishes, seeing that it’s our fuck ups & flaws that make us distinct & force us to advance as individuals & as a society, we could start understanding each other. The world swims in judgement. It makes us feel good to think someone else is worse than us. We’re born into this mindset – & much of it is rooted in self-loathing rather than merely learning from our weaknesses. We bury who we really are because we don’t think anyone will accept us. SHB is grounded in satire. It is a microcosm of a perfect society, decorated in gold & elegance to serve as a mockery of how we present ourselves to those around us. I wrote “I’ve Seen” as a farewell song to this ballroom..just gonna stay a while longer. See you outside. +++ WASTING 4 U +++
Savage Hills Ballroom is out now via Fat Possum.