Youth Lagoon “Montana”
Youth Lagoon’s ornate retro pop on The Year Of Hibernation turns on a forgotten faucet in the heart. These are songs to make you feel buttery like the best bubbles, but whose entrancing velvet sticks, and you won’t be able to wash them off your brain. “Montana” is dropped Alka Seltzer, unsettling fettered waters with still-soul inferences:
And a plant is said to be dead if it doesn’t grow.
I’ll grow…I will grow.
“Montana” is a sparse cavern filled with soft as powder room piano and the drawn water of Trevor Power’s elegant timbre, melodically drenched with a penchant for steadily drowning while instilling the childish hope of having a warm towel wrapped around you.
Something seriously powerful about Trevor Powers’ Youth Lagoon. My husband downloaded The Year Of Hibernation and I put it on one day nonchalantly as I was brushing my teeth. I nearly spit out my mouthful of toothpaste all over the bathroom window. I was just astounded. This is an artist with musical prowess and insight well beyond his years. It will hush your nerves.