405 Focus: Youth Lagoon
A few months back, The 405 caught up with Trevor Powers – otherwise known as Youth Lagoon - in London’s The Fox pub for one of our 405 Focus features. It turned out to be a pretty intimate session, with Trevor going into detail about his project's beginnings, the power of music and the imagery that not only surrounds his music, but the name of his project as well.
The Fox's crimson, paisley-esque wallpaper then became the perfect backdrop for Powers to perform a rendition of 'Seventeen', taken from his debut album The Year of Hibernation. "My mind is always just moving to much, so it was kind of like wrestling with that," says Powers about the track.“I wrote [this] song when I was struggling with all that."
The session/interview was recorded/edited by George and Louise Nindi. Header image by Colin Joyce (taken at Pitchfork Music Festival 2012).
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Behind the name Youth Lagoon, stands youngster and american Trevor Powers, who knows how to handle a handful of instruments on his own, without making a musical mess. He makes songs full of soothing melodies and truly emotional lyrics. He's only released 3 songs, but the full album will be avaliable on July 5th. If the upcomming album has same quality as these three songs, it's going to be a hell of a good one. Under influences he mentions artist like Cocteau Twins and ... (continued) [read more]