Danish Band To Watch and Best New Band Yung will release their debut album, A Youthful Dream, in June, and today they’ve shared another new track from it following “Pills” and “Uncombed Hair.” “The Child” is a bit pared back from the band’s characteristic intensity — here’s what singer and songwriter Mikkel Holm Silkjær had to say about it:
I wrote The Child while working a summer job at a crop farm last year. I stayed at the farm for ten days and had very little to do besides working and playing the guitar. The words came much later than the music – I wrote them after CMJ. It’s a reflection on the conflict between being an artist but also being successful, so I think CMJ had some bearing on shaping the lyrics. When you start playing music you do it for the sake of writing music but when you’re signed to a label there’s commercial pressure. There are good things and bad things about that. One of the good things certainly is that you have to reinvent yourself within or beyond your music, which I tried to do with ‘The Child,’ as it’s a bit different to a lot of Yung songs.
A Youthful Dream is out 6/10 via Fat Possum.