Following the release of their May debut record ‘Reasons To Dream’, Irish trio Whenyoung have shared an acoustic version of record highlight ‘The Others’. Inspired by the Grenfell tragedy, Niall explains: “At this time Aoife was working as a gardener for well off clients in the area. The juxtaposition between these safe, affluent homes and the burning tower block streets away were startling and upsetting. Living in safety should not be a luxury.”
The new stripped down version of the track gives an even stronger sense of sadness and emotion, while maintaining the energy of the original version. Taken from their debut album, the group say of the record: “‘Reasons To Dream’ is a presentation of our collective experiences of life since we have moved to London. We’ve trundled through many jobs, flats, neighbourhoods and rehearsal rooms learning, practising, maturing and cultivating whatever it is we do along the way. We’ve gone from knowing nobody to making close friends, from finding it lonely to finding it welcoming.”
Have a listen now.
Catch Whenyoung on tour at the following dates:
30 – The Bodega – Nottingham
01 – Gorilla – Manchester
03 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow
04 – The Mash House – Edinburgh
05 – Think Tank? Underground – Newcastle
07 – The Hare and Hounds – Birmingham
08 – Scala – London
09 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
11 – The Joiners Arms – Southampton
12 – Thekla – Bristol
07 – Button Factory – Dublin
08 – Cyprus Avenue – Cork
09 – Dolans Warehouse – Limerick
10 – Roisin Dubh – Galway
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Moving from Limerick to London via Dublin, Whenyoung’s debut arrives as an ode to passion, togetherness, leaving small-town thinking behind and following your dreams.
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