Track Of The Day – Young Summer – ‘Severing Ties’


We first stumbled across Young Summer when she uploaded a rather mournful stripped back piano led version of the Human League’s electro pop classic  ‘Don’t You Want Me’. Since then she’s released a well received debut album Siren, and her latest tune ‘Severing Ties’ shows how to craft electronic leaning commercial pop of the sort that doesn’t make you want to eat glass or ram a knitting needle down your ear. This is probably due to the evocative nature of Bobbie Allen’s voice (for it is she who is Young Summer) and the fact that she can write a tune. ‘Severing Ties’ is apparently  “about deciding to walk away from someone who’s been taking more than they’re giving”  …. Why does that description remind us of our local MP ?

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

Discussion2 Comments

  1. mary cigarettes

    love that ….great lyric…love the atmosphere of the track….you constantly filter out worthwhile things …if they ever bring back a & r men,you’d be the best in the country.

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