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.
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