[Photo courtesy of Young Mothers’ Facebook page]
After some teasing through a fairly dramatic starring of their friend Tanner (see below), Young Mothers are back with their latest single, “Spring.”
Young Mothers consists of Grif Benzel and Jordan Ward. The group acts as an emo/garage/synth/trap project all in one. It sounds like it could be a giant mess, but it’s not. Their newest track, “Spring,” has Ward on vocals and drums, and Benzel on guitars. The guitar rolls out slowly as Ward’s lyrics begin to describe the start of a new season. As the tempo quickens, Ward’s vocals heighten, and it becomes clear that spring is much more than just the tulips blossoming; it’s also the beginning of a new fling. Those first initial feelings of a crush are perfectly captured in this track, and by the chorus, Ward is able to provide a blunt explanation for the unpredictability: “It’s the f****n’ spring.”
“Spring” is the ultimate ode to Seattle spring, as Young Mothers try to find the beauty in the utter uncertainty of the city’s weather, new relationships, and almost anything during these months. Also, it has a pretty sick instrumental outro. If you want more from the duo, be sure check out their debut EP, Go Get ‘Em Tiger, on their SoundCloud.
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