Toronto-based singer/songwriter/producer Young Clancy has released a new single, “Level”, ahead of his upcoming EP. As a whole, Vol. II is an exploration of a modern and fractured masculine perspective, with each of the individual songs reaching for love and hope over emptiness.
“Level” draws sonic inspiration from raw 70s soul. Young Clancy says of the new track: “the character in the song feels suddenly alone in their drunken and manic state and begs someone to join them on their ‘Level’ – one that is notably sunken as opposed to the Dionysian height of ‘Take Me 2’, my upcoming EP’s first single.”
As a high school student in Toronto, Young Clancy played in a handful of bands, but nothing stuck. He studied creative writing at university while quietly dabbling in songwriting. As a graduate, Clancy found himself somewhat stagnated, bartending full-time at a sleazy steakhouse in Toronto’s financial district. Unsure of what was next, he began taking vocal lessons and teaching himself production on Ableton, gradually making the music he truly wanted to hear: thoughtful, lyrical songs with gritty, inventive production. This culminated in an EP that finally saw the light in 2017 titled Yung Prince of the Basement.
Young Clancy’s new EP, Vol. II, will be available in full on 4th October.