Pennsylvania quartet Young and Heartless (Hopeless Records) teamed up with AltPress to bring you an exclusive premiere of the track “Punch Drunk (LOA)” from their upcoming album, Stay Away.
"'Punch Drunk' was inspired by a seemingly never-ending staircase/labyrinth found in Danielewski’s 'House of Leaves,' in which the characters are convinced the staircase is leading to somewhere, but all that is found is identical rooms and anticlimactic surprises," vocalist/guitarist Jeremy Henninger explains. "In essence, the song describes dealing with the simplicity and brevity of life while desperately trying to appear calm and cool. Fear that your life is leaving you quicker than you would like, while giving pieces of yourself away, hoping to seem normal."
The band is set to release their new album on March 25. The band released the following statement of their latest effort:
“Our new album Stay Away is an emotional rabbit-hole and writing it as well as listening to it now, we continually find ourselves in a different place than we expected. It compliments our past, but as a whole it was a radical change in our songwriting. Working with Will Yip was a pleasure; he is nothing short of a visionary. Not only did he work with us to create a great sounding album, he believed in the entire project.”
Stay Away is currently available for physical and digital pre-order here. Stream the latest track “Punch Drunk (LOA)” now!
Young and Heartless is hitting the road for a record release spring tour in support of Saosin beginning March 11.
Check out the tour dates below!
March 11 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
March 12 Nor Folk, VA NOrVa
March 13 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
March 15 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
March 16 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
March 18 New Orleans, LA Howlin’ Wolf
March 19 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
March 22 Jacksonville, FL Mavericks
March 23 Orlando, FL Beacham
March 24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live