Youth League Shares New Song “Part & Parcel” from New Album “Somehow Those Were Days”
- North Carolina-based rock band Youth League, consisting of Mike Large (vocals/guitar), Zach Large (drums) and Jaffar Omar Obi Castillon-Martinez (bass), will release their highly-anticipated debut album “Somehow Those Were Days” on this Friday (September 2nd).
It is their first project in five years since the 2017 EP “Second”.
From the album, the band shared two new songs “Part & Parcel” and “Nineteen Ninety Nine”.
The songs were written by Youth League. “Nineteen Ninety Nine” is accompanied by the Bennett Pellington-directed music video.
The band guitarist/vocalist Mike Large said of “Part & Parcel”, “Part and Parcel is one of my favorite instrumental songs on this record. It's high energy, has a million parts and is just straight up fun to play live. I love how the song evolved once Zach and Jaffar put their spin on it. It took a lot of time to get this one right but we're very happy with how it ended up. My buddy Gordy told me he thinks it sounds like the Olympics and I think he's right.”
The band said of “Nineteen Ninety Nine”, “'Nineteen Ninety Nine' is one of only a few vocally driven songs to be released on this next record. The music was finished in late 2019 with the lyrics coming months later (post lockdown). The song starts brightly but quickly transitions into a darker, more serious tone. It touches on themes of disappointment, frustration, and the realization that a long held relationship is toxic and needs to be put away in order to move forward. I think this idea of self realization is quite fitting considering the timeline in which 'Nineteen Ninety Nine' was written. After all, who wasn't forced into a difficult transition or a painful decision over the last two years?”
Photo by Ben Brown
- source : Apple Music