Stream: Young Hunting, ‘Every Living Thing’

Young Hunting (Photo by Zach Rockwood)
Young Hunting (Photo by Zach Rockwood)

Young Hunting grow pretty things, sprung from the seeds of folk and dream-pop, songs that find beauty in detail even as they are cast against a melancholy backdrop. Built around the songwriting duo of Hari Rex and Ilya Mxx, Young Hunting have been largely silent since the 2013 album “Hazel,” as band members have been busy with other projects.

Young Hunting returns Feb. 15 with the new album “True Believers,” out via Gold Robot Records. Their shape-shifting new single “Every Living Thing” is a stark but evocative three minutes — a waft of breeze from an ocean that eventually could be our demise.

Consider what Rex has to say:

“Each morning I look in the mirror and tell myself ‘you picked the wrong day to feel pain.’ Death is coming, he’s bringing his friends. They’re taking a Carnival cruise, harvesting the oceans of all life, then on to the flooding coasts. Their suitcases are packed with pestilence and genocide. No time for your own personal heartache, no time to be selfish, just let it eat away at you while you watch the latest viral video of children starving. Dislike. The weight is overwhelming, and the silence is staggering. I walk around in a stupor, helpless in this nightmare. I was recently diagnosed with crippling empathy, doctor said I need to mind my own business. What a wonderful world.”

The harmonies are wonderful.

||| Stream: “Every Living Thing”

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