whenyoung – Unchained

Irish alt-pop duo whenyoung have already dished out two massive, expansive and perfectly formed pristine tunes this year with ‘A Little Piece Of Heaven’ and ‘The Laundress’ but before 2022 ends the Limerick twosome have decided to launch possibly the best of the bunch out into the world as well, just for good measure. ‘Unchained’ is as infectious and compelling as pop music gets.

Dreamily enchanting, Aoife Power’s lyrics describe militantly escaping a claustrophobic and disheartening arrangement with faith fully intact, the frontwoman allying with bandmate Andrew Flood to create an electronic effigy of grungy guitars, unabating beats and infective melody with a crepuscular edge and an even more all-embracing icy ambiance than anything they’ve released before.

Along with the new single, whenyoung have also announced the release of their 2nd album, Paragon Songs, due out on 7th April 2023. You can pre-order it now on ltd edition vinyl. The full tracklist is below:

1. Shame Train
2. Rubiks Cube
3. The Laundress
4. Home Movie
5. Ghost
6. A Little Piece Of Heaven
7. Even More
8. Shed My Skin
9. Unchained
10. Gan Ainm

The pair are also on tour throughout April 2023, with tickets still available. See the tour dates below:

12th April 2023 – McChuills, Glasgow
14th April 2023 – YES (Pink Room), Manchester
15th April 2023 – The Bodega, Nottingham
17th April 2023 – The Louisiana, Bristol
18th April 2023 – Omeara, London
20th April 2023 – Dolan’s, Limerick
21st April 2023 – Connolly’s Of Leap. Cork
22nd April 2023 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
23rd April 2023 – Whelan’s, Dublin
25th April 2023 – Spirit Store Dundalk, Louth

If you want to hear ‘Unchained’ now, you can take a listen on the Spotify link below:

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