CMU Approved

Approved: Youth Lagoon

By | Published on Monday 23 November 2015

Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon, real name Trevor Powers (seriously, what a name), released his third album, ‘Savage Hills Ballroom’, through Fat Possum in September. It’s a thoughtful album, both musically and lyrically, constructed with interest and intrigue, as well as a critical eye and ear.

My interest in his latest project was particularly peaked, as is so often the case, by an appearance on the excellent Song Exploder podcast. On the latest episode Powers deconstructs the writing and recording of the album’s lead single, ‘The Knower’, from the ground up.

Listen to that here, and then watch the recently released video for the track here: