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).
Purchase and listen
March 2013 sees the second LP from Trevor Powers' dream ambient semi-psychedlic, semi-psychotropic pop canon, Youth Lagoon (Wondrous Bughouse). A continuation into relaying the metaphysical and the fractious thoughts in his head, Powers is making music to cleanse his own demons as much as anything else. He'll be touring the US, and opening for ATP favourites The National in Brooklyn. High praise indeed. Stream the heck outta 'Dropla' below, and fall in love all over again. [read more]
Youth Lagoon and CocoRosie will be performing at London's Barbican in July. [read more]