Track Of The Day – Young Summer – Heart In Slo Mo

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A couple of years back we became somewhat enamoured with the songs of a young American artist who performed under the name of Young Summer. We first discovered her after she’d uploaded a rather mournful stripped back piano-led version of the Human League’s electro-pop classic  ‘Don’t You Want Me’. She then released a quite superb debut album ‘Siren’  and at the end of 2014 she was one of our tips for big things, (which is obviously a career high for any artist ROTFL  )  and then she promptly disappeared !

Thankfully she’s back with a new EP  – ‘You Would Have Loved It Here‘ which features today’s track of the day ‘Heart In Slow Mo’ which is quite simply a fabulous pop song, proof that  radio-friendly earworms don’t have to consist of a repetitive nursery rhyme set to loops that sound like they’ve been programmed by a monkey.  No , this is beautiful elegant evocative electronic-tinged alt-pop, with heart that doesn’t mistake egregious caterwauling for emotion .  We are loathe to call it “sophisto-pop” as that daft expression seems to be used as a term of beratement rather than praise these days by what one can only describe as ‘nob-head’ journalists.  Suffice to say Young Summer deserves to be bigger than Eric Pickles waistband after a midnight feast.

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Young Summer – You Would Have Loved It Here EP Tracklist:
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1. You Would Have Loved It Here 
2. Alright
3. Echo
4. Heart In Slo Mo
5. Fallout
6. Paused Parade

Here’s another from the EP … it’s that good we feel we can break the Track of the Day rules and post not one but TWO tracks !

Young Summer - Track Of The Day - Von Pip Express

 

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. 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 Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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