Amid the bookshelves and paper stacks in the office of All Songs Considered Host Bob Boilen, Boise’s Youth Lagoon delivers an intimate “Tiny Desk Concert” that highlights the project’s new direction.
Since dropping his third album in September, Trevor Powers has gone on to impress with his strong melodic instinct and sense of direction within the songs of Savage Hills Ballroom.
All Songs Considered producer and host Robin Hilton is a fan of this new album. “It’s by far Youth Lagoon’s most powerful, purposeful, confident work,” Hilton says. “The songs are expansive, self-assured and exquisitely produced.”
The strength behind Youth Lagoon’s new work is so distinct, Hilton says it can be heard in this Tiny Desk performance. In songs that tackle the struggle of addiction and finding one’s purpose in life, Powers comes off as a sensitive, vulnerable artist packed full of retrospect and regret.
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