Whenyoung have announced their new album Paragon Songs will be out 7th April 2023, plus they share their new single ‘Unchained’, as well as announcing a UK/Ireland headline tour in 2023 to support the record.
Made up of couple Aoife Power and Andrew Flood, they’re known for their infectious indie-pop, the duo have evolved and developed an expansive new sound. New album Paragon Songs is an exploratory journey through the dark depths of self-criticism, rises into an ambition for change and a desire to welcome healing and self-love – it’s a self-help and rite of passage album. It was written between a cottage in County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, and in a flat on a street called Paragon on the East coast of England.
It begins in the pain of an old narrative, arcs in the possibility of change and resolves in intention. Aoife elaborates, “Every step is a new time in your existence and noting it down marks it, celebrates it and reveals you to yourself. These lyrics represent who I am right now or who I’ve been the past year or two. My intention is to like myself and be kinder to myself. And so I can only present myself in the state that I am currently in which is healing not healed”
Recently sharing tracks ‘A Little Piece Of Heaven’, and ‘The Laundress, the pair release new single ‘Unchained’ where a saturated drum groove lays the foundation for the affirming, liberating and soaring vocal melodies. Looping guitar riffs and an explosive wall of sound chorus give it the full euphoric effect.
Aoife explains of the track, “Unchained was written about a time when I was being made to feel like I was not enough as I am. I felt cramped, stunted and in turn obsessed by my weaknesses. Leaving this situation allowed me to regain my self esteem and release the defensive layer I had used for protection.”
Listen to ‘Unchained’ HERE
In celebration of the album, Whenyoung will hit the road in April 2023 across the UK and Ireland, with tickets on-sale now HERE.
UK and Ireland Tour Dates:
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
“Paragon Songs” Track List
1. Shame Train
2. Rubiks Cube
3. The Laundress
4. Home Movie
6. A Little Piece Of Heaven
7. Even More
8. Shed My Skin
10. Gan Ainm