Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Artist Spotlight: The Audacity of Youth

The Audacity of Youth is the moniker of nineteen year old Indiana musician Joey Wanczyk, who will release "And I Loved You", the first single off of his upcoming album, Departed, on January 26th. Wanczyk, who cites artists such as Bjork, Kate Bush, and Current 93 as his influences, creates a unique atmosphere with his calming ambient arrangements and soft vocals. "And I Loved You" is an especially interesting track, featuring nothing but a calming drone that sounds like William Basinski meets School of Seven Bells with Wanczyk lightly chanting the songs interesting lyrics. The single comes with a similar B-side, "God, Save The Queen", which features a simple and subtle organ melody, which again is accompanied by Wanczyk alone. The Audacity of Youth also has an ep released earlier last year, entitled Fallout, which hinted at the sound that Wanczyk had been moving towards. His latest single shows much promise for Departed, which according to Wanczyk will be released towards the end of 2012. Listen to "God, Save The Queen" below.


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