When I first heard this track yesterday, I thought it was good, but in writing about it today “good” is certainly an understatement for Austin based band Young Tongue‘s latest track ‘Electric Display‘. The track is filled with circling synth melodies and contrasting, charming monotonous vocals. ‘Electric Display’ is tinged with a sadness and an urgent longing throughout as the track spills over into more like an epic display of intense colour before ending in a more gentle manner.
Speaking of the track, the band have said: “‘Electric Display’ is a song that felt like it wrote itself while we were just kind of jamming during a rehearsal. The lyrics came to me while I was hiking on the green belt with my daughter strapped to my chest. Being alone in the woods with my daughter, and thinking about how strange it is to be on the other side of the parent/child relationship now, I had a sort of existential epiphany that I’m at the beginning of the middle of the end of my life. The song sort of circles around that concept, along with the theme of how identity relates to cultural behaviour.”