Youth Lagoon Releases New Single ‘Prizefighter’

    Trevor Powers has previewed his upcoming Youth Lagoon album, Heaven Is a Junkyard, with a new single called ‘Prizefighter’. Check it out via the accompanying video below.

    Powers shared the following statement about the new song:

    4 years ago, I started writing a song about brothers. I grew up with 3 of them, so our house was doomsday but with more sugar cereal. Our love was strong and so was our barbarity. It was real joy — the kind you didn’t have to look for cuz it smacked you in the face or pushed you off the bed into a file cabinet. Beyond that, we were homeschooled. 4 fuckin’ weirdos home all day who adored each other and hated each other and played baseball everyday in the backyard and threw rocks at each other’s heads and laughed ’till we threw up. Our bond is forever. That song I started those years ago meant too much to me to finish. I was scared of it. Scared of not making it great… so I tabled it.

    A couple weeks before leaving to make the record, I went through some old voice memos while watching a VHS of ‘Drugstore Cowboy.’ I listened to that 30-second sketch called ‘Prizefighter.’ It was like an angel fell from the sky to tell me how to finish it. “Don’t make it great,” she said. “Make it true.” I finished the song in 2 days.

    Heaven Is a Junkyard arrives June 9 via Fat Possum. Youth Lagoon announced the LP with the single ‘Idaho Alien’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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