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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Wild Youth

I'm from the school of the Proust, Fitzgerald and other voices obsessed with time.  As I often do, I found myself reflecting on youth this week.  The wildness of it; the audacity.  During my quest for art related to youth, I came across this song; The Wild Youth, by Daughter.  Elena Tonra's vocals are haunting, and a bit reminiscent of Florence Welch, but a touch more restrained and ethereal - a quieter force.  There's a lyric quality here that suits my mission for finding something tinged in nostalgia.

You can find the 4 track EP,The Wild Youth on Bandcamp http://ohdaughter.bandcamp.com/.  Another reminder that there are many great artists to be discovered through these platforms; a great way for bands to distribute directly to their fans, and fans to discover days of pleasure uncovering new music.  Yes, I said days.

Some with daring and yearning, will want to live in a youthful state forever.  But how could you resist the temptation to remove yourself from that place and look back with longing and terror.


"We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love." - Dave Eggers, What is the What