Youth Lagoon Unveils New Single ‘Football’

    Youth Lagoon has released a new single, ‘Football’, his first new music since last year’s Heaven Is a Junkyard. The track, which is available as a limited edition 7″ via Fat Possum, finds Trevor Powers reuniting with the album’s co-producer Rodaidh McDonald. Check out Caleb Halter’s visual for it below.

    “‘Football’ is really a celebration of failure,” Powers explained in statement. “Society has a terrible habit of only recognizing achievement while glossing over the greatness in the shadows. We’re so distracted trying to earn love, worth and value that we forget it’s something we inherently already have. I wanted to play with this idea through the lens of sports ‘cuz, in a lot of ways, sports are the truest religion. When I was young, it was the only way I knew how to connect with my dad. We didn’t have a lot in common, but we could both throw the ball. There were rules and rituals we could see eye-to-eye on. We didn’t have to argue over who was right or wrong. The difference in my family was, it didn’t matter how good I was. The act of just throwing a ball was communion. It didn’t matter if I caught it. I love my Dad for that.”

    Heaven Is a Junkyard landed on our list of the 50 best albums of 2023. Read about how Wim Wenders, Idaho, God, and more inspired the LP in our interview with Youth Lagoon.

    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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