LUST FOR YOUTH – Share new single & video “By No Means” – New self-titled album due June 7th via Sacred Bones

by the partae

Copenhagen-based Lust For Youth are sharing their new single & video By No Means, which is taken from their upcoming self-titled album, set for release June 7th via Sacred Bones.

Speaking about the “By No Means video, the band said “The video is a tribute to Mexico City and the beautiful people we met on our first trip there earlier this year.”

Pirouetting on decadence, meeting eyes with a dizzy sensation, falling and flying at the same time—Lust for Youth have continually held poise through the most vitalizing of times. Their new album, a self-titled collection of eight songs, is sure-footed where they had earlier feared to tread, and light-headed for a new set of reasons. The album is driven by a dance-pop agenda, hustling its way through upbeat peaks that level out into reflective ballads. While still taking clear cues from a crop of austere synth-pop, Lust for Youth sound brighter than they ever have before, taking tips from some of the flirtiest Eurobeat to aid their new direction.

On their previous album, Compassion, Lust for Youth examined euphoria and contemporary life with a wry wit. Where facetiousness masqueraded as commitment, compliments and fawning clearly yearned for a true connection. Lust for Youthsees Hannes Norrvide and Malthe Fischer taking some familiar strides, though to another place. The disaffected balearia is this time rendered into brighter pop compositions that bustle with intricate production. No longer galvanizing us with hooks, but with a songcraft unhindered by anxiety, the album presents a cohesion not seen in the project until now. Lyrically, the apprehension still hangs like tinsel. Often garish and celebratory, the droll mischief is this time more pointed, more personal, and far more self-aware. A thread of reflections upon the state of the world is artfully wound throughout the album, casting a quiet force upon the detachment of Norrvide’s vocals.

Lust for Youth have been one of love’s most honest confrères, detailing the pangs of what is all too often a sullen process. On this occasion, they look up. The pull of the world is different for us all, but it pulls us all.

See Lust For Youth live:
Oct-17 Brooklyn,NY Elsewhere
Oct-18 Washington,DC U Street Music Hall
Oct-22 Somerville,MA ONCE Ballroom
Oct-23 Montreal,QC La Vitrola
Oct-24 Toronto,ON The Garrison
Oct-25 Detroit,MI UFO Factory
Oct-26 Chicago,IL Sleeping Village

Lust For Youth track list:
1. New Balance Point
2. Insignificant
3. Venus De Milo
4. Great Concerns (stream)
5. Fifth Terrace
6. Adrift
7. Imola
8. By No Means (video)

Lust For Youth artwork:


Leave a Comment

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.