Gang of Youths have returned with a new song, ‘The Angel of 8th Ave’. It’s the Australian band’s first piece of new music since 2017’s Go Farther In Lightness. Check out a Joel Barney-directed video for the track below.
“I started writing this about four years ago and we’ve done 15 versions of it,” the band’s David Le’aupepe explained in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “It’s probably the only song that you’ll hear from us from now that sounds remotely kind of what we sounded like the previous kind of six to eight years.”
He added, “It’s supposed to kind of feel like a swift energetic, like kind of lightning strike, I think. And I think we wanted those things that had kind of inertia and energy and to have that sensibility. But I think there was kind of a part of us that wanted to still tip the cap to what we’d been for so long, but also gestured to the future and gestures to the sounds that we’re obsessed with, gestures to the world that we’re starting to create in this kind of room.”