Youth Lagoon Returns With New Song ‘Lucy Takes a Picture’

    Youth Lagoon – the project of Idaho-based singer-songwriter Trevor Powers – is back with a new single, ‘Lucy Takes a Picture’. The track arrives with a music video directed by Tyler T. Williams. Check it out below.

    “Once in a while there’s a song that feels like I’ve been trying to write it my whole life,” said in a press release. “Lucy is one of those.”

    “In February, I walked past a bus stop and noticed a small piece of paper tucked into the bars of a metal bench,” he added. “In shaky handwriting that looked both deranged and Biblical, the note said, ‘This is the tale of my resurrection. I died so I could live again.’ l found the nearest patch of grass and lay down like a dummy. This note was either a message from an angel or the ravings of a pharmaceutical junkie — maybe both. Either way it was just for me. I don’t think it’s possible to have true character without first catching a glimpse of hell. Maybe that’s what it meant? In the words of W.H. Auden, ‘Don’t get rid of my devils, because my angels will go too.’ Whatever this poetic rascal, angel or imp was getting at, these words rang the bell of my soul. I went home and wrote ‘Lucy Takes a Picture.’”

    Youth Lagoon’s latest album, Heaven Is a Junkyard, came out last year. Read our inspirations interview with Powers about the album.

    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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