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Y.O.U.N.G have released the video for their brand new single ‘Exposure’. The video features the band performing the song throughout a number of locations, from huge colourful backdrops to dark urban settings.
The Manchester collective have also released new single remixes from the multi-awarding winning, platinum-selling producers the Wideboys and the multi-million streamed WestFunk. The new remixes follow the recent release of Yetii and Spaceship Monkey remixes, which entered the Music Week Club Chart Top 10.
The ‘Exposure’ single leads with a funky, driving guitar riff before breaking into the sharp lyrical tongue of the band’s MC, Ben James, ahead of its huge anthemic pop choruses. The resulting sound rocks as if Loyle Carner was jamming with Twenty One Pilots, or Lethal Bizzle fronted Royal Blood.
Regarding the single Ben says, “‘Exposure’ is about outing those who need to be outed. Everybody encounters liars, cheats and blaggers in their life who deserve to be exposed. In essence ‘Exposure’ is a final word to anyone who deserves not to be in your life. For the video we really wanted to show ourselves in a performance light. Sure, we take love creating tracks in the studio, but performance is really where the band come alive”.
The new single, which has been featured on John Kennedy’s ‘Exposure’ show on Radio X, is the follow-up to their tearaway debut ‘What I Gotta Do’.
The rap/pop rockers hail from seemingly disparate backgrounds as hip hop MCs, punk bands, soul collectives and dance producers The five-piece (Chez Davis – vocals/guitar, Ben James – rap, James Skehan – guitar/production, Tom Whitehead – bass and Graeme Smith – drums) are already turning heads with their exciting alt-pop blend of rap, pop and rock having developed a fervent fanbase across Europe from the extensive touring they completed prior to its release earlier this year.
In support of the new single Y.O.U.N.G have announced their first ever UK headline tour through Live Nation. The band will play five-dates calling at Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle, London and Manchester. Tickets are on sale now via TicketWeb.
Y.O.U.N.G UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
28/02 – Glasgow, The Attic
01/03 – Birmingham, Institute 3
02/03 – Newcastle, Cluny 2
04/03 – London, Camden Assembly
05/03 – Manchester, Deaf Institute