Wild Youth - who continue to be one of the freshest talents to emerge from Ireland in recent years - have released their brand new single 'Next To You,' with the release marking the commencement of a brand new era for the four-piece.
Just like all of Wild Youth's preceding releases - which include 'Can't Move On,' 'Making Me Dance' and 'Long Time No See' - 'Next To You' is unbelievably catchy. The single has a very eighties-driven sound to it, but with its infectious hooks, this is a track that could well be dominating the pop scene very soon!
'Next To You' is inspired by the thought of immediate romance, with lyrics including: "I'll do what I gotta do, just to be right next to you."
The band - comprising of members David Whelan (lead vocalist), Conor O'Donohoe (song-writer and multi-instrumentalist), Ed Porter (lead guitarist) and Callum McAdam (drummer) - also released a video to go alongside the release of the single. The kaleidoscopic video has a vibrant feel to it throughout. The original idea for the video was thought up by the band and The Tenth Man and ultimately, shows the band dancing along to their single, with dance moves that are often showcased in their live performances!
You can check out the official video for 'Next To You' below:
Speaking about the new single, Wild Youth explain:
"'Next To You' is about an immediate connection with somebody; that overwhelming feeling of meeting 'the One' and wanting to spend every single minute by their side. Regardless of whatever that involves, you'll literally do anything."
Part of a true testament to their success over the last few years, Wild Youth have supported the likes of Niall Horan, The Script, Mumford & Sons, Kodaline and Zara Larsson on their arena-sized shows. Additionally, the band have completed several headline tours around Ireland, including selling out shows in Dublin's iconic Olympia Theatre, with shows in the UK also.
By Rachel Dempster