The year of hibernation: Youth Lagoon calls it a day
“I am bringing down the curtains, brothers & sisters,” said Trevor Powers.
After three albums, and five years, Trevor Powers has called time on his Youth Lagoon moniker. He released 2011’s ‘The Year of Hibernation’, and ‘Wondrous Bughouse’ two years later. Youth Lagoon’s latest album was last year’s ‘Savage Hills Ballroom.’
Issuing a Twitter statement, Trevor Powers confirmed that he will be touring his latest album, before retiring the Youth Lagoon project. “I am bringing down the curtains, brothers and sisters,” Powers wrote. “There is nothing left to say through Youth Lagoon. It will exist no more.”
Powers cited the huge success of the Youth Lagoon project as a major factor, writing “I’ve reached the top of a mountain, only to then be able to see a much larger one I want to ascend,” Powers wrote in his farewell to fans. “It’s odd to realize that something you’ve created can have the power of wrapping a leash around your neck & holding you hostage.”
Though his Youth Lagoon alter-ego might be calling it quits, Trevor Powers promises he will carry on making music. “There is so much left to say, but it will not be through Youth Lagoon,” Powers said. “This is far from the end of my undertakings/it is the beginning.”
Trevor Powers previously shared a brand new track ‘I’ve Seen’ - which he described as a “farewell” to his ‘Savage Hills Ballroom’ album.
View Youth Lagoon’s final tour dates below. He’ll also play Field Day later in the summer.
03 Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
04 Manchester, Band on the Wall
05 Glasgow, King Tut’s
06 Dublin, Whelan’s
08 Bristol, Thekla
09 London, Village Underground
10 Brighton, Komedia
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