Published Sep 08, 2015"Something in the neighbourhood's not right," Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers sings on "Rotten Human," the latest leak from his forthcoming Savage Hills Ballroom. While the rest of his observances are just as rank, the tune plays sweet and sad.
An intro of synth-strings and shushed vocals finds Powers detailing how some choose to cower from our daily chaos, while he'd "rather die than piss away my time." Diseased foods, doctors orders, and other grim allusions are made through the track as it hops from its mellow beginnings into a crestfallen collusion of tinkling piano, rolling snares, and more.
As Powers puts it, "take a pill and try the doctor's line." "Rotten Human" is streaming down below.
Savage Hills Ballroom lands September 25 via Fat Possum, while Youth Lagoon's North American tour starts this Thursday (September 10).