Ramsgate locals whenyoung celebrate the release of their new album Paragon Songs, with a special live show on Friday 7th April!
Known for their infectious indie-pop, they’ve evolved and developed an expansive new sound. The tasters we’ve experienced so far have been sublime, roll on the record!
“Beautiful songwriting that seems to reverberate through the listeners entire body, truly they are masters of their craft” – CLUNK
Whenyoung were brought up with a love for music, from Irish trad to 00’s pop and eventually came upon punk and rock music of old – that became their mutual escape, which eventually resulted in them moving to London. In between, Aoife studied Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, and Andrew studied Architecture. They both work as garden designers on the side which they see as an alternative, tangible output for the hands and the mind.
New album Paragon Songs is an exploratory journey through the dark depths of self-criticism, rises into an ambition for change and a desire to welcome healing and self-love – it’s a self-help and rite of passage album. It was written between a cottage in County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, and in a flat on a street called Paragon on the East coast of England.
It begins in the pain of an old narrative, arcs in the possibility of change and resolves in intention. Aoife elaborates, “Every step is a new time in your existence and noting it down marks it, celebrates it and reveals you to yourself. These lyrics represent who I am right now or who I’ve been the past year or two. My intention is to like myself and be kinder to myself. And so I can only present myself in the state that I am currently in which is healing not healed”
“Songs that are both mysterious and wholly engrossing” – Billboard
“Broader, more confident than their previous work, it carries a massive sense of depth” – CLASH