It’s been quite a journey for Kent’s The Young Hearts but, having persevered through a tumultuous time they’ve come back better than ever with the mightily emotional new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, and swiftly took to the road where we crossed paths at Brighton’s Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar.
The world’s best songwriters write about what they know and use genuine emotion to give their work meaning.
The Young Hearts have relied heavily on this mantra, using their experience of loss, struggle and dissention to create an EP that sounds authentic above all else.
That honest and unpretentious streak shines through their live performance tonight. There are no tricks, no special effects, just good candid music from four gentlemen who know what they’re singing about all too well.
Often compared to the likes of Thrice and The Gaslight Anthem – The Young Hearts do emit a thoroughly down to earth style making tonight’s show more than a little endearing.
They’re drunk, but that’s hilarious and in no way demerits their performance – just makes the pushing of merch funnier.
The new music video for Medicine debuted on VEVO last week. Featuring on that new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, the latest track focuses on the hardship of losing touch.
“Medicine is a realisation that it’s ok to feel a bit lost sometimes” says vocalist Craig Lawrence. “As you grow up, life moves so fast and it’s easy to feel like you’re getting left behind, but you don’t always have to know exactly where you’re going for things to work out.”
Medicine opens with a set of lyrics that lingered long after tonight’s set is finished. “It’s been ten years and I can’t pretend I’m over it.” It’s relatable, it’s emotional and it’s honestly raw. An immediate favourite.
That passionate and moving tone is what highlights The Young Hearts as a remarkable outfit who will certainly have a 2018 to remember.
THE YOUNG HEARTS WILL FINISH 2017 WITH PERFORMANCES IN CATERBURY, LUTON, TORQUAY AND BRISTOL. SEE DATES HERE.
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