Words by: Danielle Holian
Young Fox are set to release their full-length debut album Sky Beats Gold on March 10th via Spartan Records.
The lead single and opening track, ‘Sometimes the Monsters Win,’ was premiered on Impose with an unsettling feeling of hopelessness portrayed in singer Luke Cypher’s infectious hook, “Pleading heart now to take you in / Try to sleep through the night / ‘Cause sometimes the monsters win.”
The Pittsburgh-based indie rockers’ music takes a positive step in the right direction, their aforementioned first single deals with solving problems and addiction, whilst allowing you to have a change of heart.
The record stands out for a debut as moody, yet beautiful, tones layer the feeling for what is yet to come. There is a fear throughout the album that continues to tell a story about the future, lessons learned, and the emptiness life can bring. There are dark waves of colors that bring their storytelling to life. There is an appreciation of beauty with the relatable songs.
The driving drums and tangled guitar intertwines perfectly together, bringing the aggressive instrumentation and soaring vocal melodies alive. They combine and are confident about it. There is a balance throughout the record with effect and cause conducting purposeful moments. It’s dynamic and heavy.
The lyrical content is fearless and inward-looking. Each track’s lyrics are emotional, pouring their souls out to the efficient instrumentals that mirror what they are about. The final track, ‘Hearts of Me (Part 2)’ gracefully draws the album to a close with a despondent feeling, “Heavy hangs the head that wears the crown I stole / I find solace here alone.” However, with all of this said, the quartet bring something special to the music world. It’s an excellent debut and each track is a solid rock tune.
Sky Beats Gold, is available to pre-order now with a limited edition LP/digital with an instant download of “Sometimes the Monsters Win.”
Young Fox are Luke Cypher (vocals/guitar), Martin Lunn (guitar), Chris Hawthorne (drums) and Callan Carnahan (bass).