I’ve been a fan of Youth Lagoon since his first record, and have written about him several times now. So I was pretty pumped to be able to write about Youth Lagoon’s brand new song “The Knower” from the upcoming album, Savage Hills Ballroom for All Songs Considered‘s blog and NPR Music’s Songs We Love series.
It’s romantic to imagine a “bedroom musician” shyly strumming away on an old guitar after everyone else has gone to sleep. But these days, it’s perhaps more common that those sorts of personal artists are crafting gigantic, earbuds-filling sounds on computers, keyboard controllers, and electronic interfaces. Case in point: Boise, Idaho native Trevor Powers — a.k.a. Youth Lagoon, whose gorgeous first album The Year Of Hibernation captured that feeling of confinement and being alone even as the melodies sweep dramatically over you.