YOUNG CULTURE TALK LATEST EP
WRITTEN BY: MEG
Young Culture had quite an interesting and eventful 2018. They embarked on a cross-country tour with Belmont and Crooked Teeth, and even did a headliner with Broken Field Runner and Riviera supporting them. Without a doubt, some of the biggest things that happened for the band that year were their signing to Equal Vision Records and dropping two new songs that marked the beginning of a new era for the band: the release cycle for their brand new EP, “This Is (Heaven).”
“This one felt so right,” vocalist Alex Magnan says about the EP, “These five songs are my favorite thing we’ve done so far and it seems to be that the listeners are feeling the same way!”
Before the full EP was released, the band dropped two tracks from it - “Drift,” which was released along with the announcement of their signing to Equal Vision Records, and “21 Days,” which was released towards the end of 2018.
“I felt these were the singles because they kind of embodied the tone of the EP,” Alex explains about the two singles, “They both had elements of pop punk, but are still classic Young Culture pop songs.”
The band had released a couple of EPs prior to this one, but there was something about the writing process of this one that made it different from the rest - the addition of some new members in Young Culture.
“This was the first time that Nick (Cavin, drums) and Troy (Burchett, guitar) helped write and it made all the difference, those boys really helped bring this band to life,” Alex reveals about the process of making the new EP, “ Usually I’ll start a song on acoustic guitar and vocals, pretty bare boned and then I’ll bring it to the guys and they’ll take it from there. A song like “Deluxe” is different though because troy had written the guitar part, we jammed it out during a practice and wrote the song in like 10 minutes.”
”IT’S JUST A MORE MATURED VERSION OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING!”
In regards to the music itself, the EP shows the band taking a step further and showing off a more polished and much more mature version of their sound through its five tracks.
“I think that it’s just a more matured version of what we’ve been doing!” Alex says, “We were 14-16 years old when we wrote and recorded our first EP “You” and we have learned a lot about songwriting since then. We began incorporating more electronic and hip hop influences and I think the listeners can expect more of that in the future as well.”
With the release of “This Is (Heaven),” the band achieved a pretty impressive milestone, and already has some more ideas in mind for what else they’d want to accomplish.
“We really wanted to chart on Billboard and that happened so we were pretty stoked on that!” Alex explains, “[We] just want to get bigger tour offers and hopefully reach a larger audience!”
Not too long after the release of this EP, the band went on another headliner across the United States and Canada, which they just recently finished up.
“It was by far our best tour yet. It was our headliner tour and it was the first time we really felt that people came out to see us at every show!” Alex says about the tour, “We’re so blessed to have a growing fanbase and to have such loyal people following us!”
After a successful EP release and a large amount of headlining shows across North America, Young Culture have no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
“We’re embarking on a tour with Seaway, Free Throw and Heart Attack Man in April that we’re super excited about! Next up for us is probably a full length in the coming years and that’s gonna be the the most Young Culture thing people have heard from us yet,” Alex hints about what else is to come from Young Culture in the future.
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