The GANG OF YOUTHS – ” In the Wake of Your Leave “

Posted: January 9, 2022 in MUSIC
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Gang of Youths have shared another new song, ‘In the Wake of Your Leave’, taken from their upcoming album “Angel in Realtime”. The track follows previous entries ‘The Angel of 8th Ave.’, ‘Unison’, ‘The Man Himself’ and ‘Tend the Garden’. The album is about the life and legacy of Dave’s father, indigenous identity, death, grief and God. And also the Angel, Islington.

Despite and indeed because of frontman Dave Le’aupepe’s father’s absence, his influence permeates every talking point that the album offers. At times it’s solely focused upon the precise, personal experiences of loss: the dichotomy of intensity and peace that comes as someone passes through their final days; the overwhelming feeling in the wake of their death that life will never be the same, even if the rest of the world at large remains utterly unchanged.

“I wanted to reflect on how I became dependent on grief for solace and inspiration,” frontman Dave Le’aupepe said of the song in a statement. “The cycle from numbness to acceptance to yearning plays a role in my approach to grieving my dad’s death. As a result, most of the time, I feel a bit futile as a person.”

Although the album is eclectic – influences range from American minimalism and contemporary classical, to drawing upon the legacy of Britain’s alternative/indie scenes, from drum ‘n’ bass to the most transcendent moments of Britpop – it’s equally rooted in Le’aupepe’s Samoan heritage, with the majority of tracks featuring samples from David Fanshawe’s recordings of indigenous music from the Polynesian islands and the wider South Pacific. “Angel in Realtime” also features contributions from a cast of talented Pasifika and Māori vocalists and instrumentalists.

Gang of Youths is an Australian indie rock group from Sydney. The band consists of principal songwriter David Le’aupepe, Max Dunn, Jung Kim, Donnie Borzestowski, and Tom Hobden.

we are also fortunate to announce that these songs will be played live for you all, in realtime., on our 2022 world tour. pre-order “Angel in Realtime”. from our official store to get early access to tickets.

“Angel in Realtime” is the follow-up to 2017’s “Go Farther In Lightness“, due for release on February 25th via Warner Records.

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