Four-piece indie-pop group Wild Youth - one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Ireland in recent years - have released their poignant new single, titled 'Through The Phone.'
With a succinct melancholic piano sound, 'Through The Phone' draws you in instantly. The track builds in the lead-up to the chorus, in what can only be described as anthemic. A vibrant sound centres around the track, with an infectious pop rhythm that has helped to define the unique Wild Youth sound over the past couple of years. The sheer emotion, rawness and beauty of the lyrics is mirrored in frontman David Whelan's voice.
In a year where staying connected to those closest to us has never been more important, the apt release of 'Through The Phone' captures the loneliness that has inevitably impacted each and every one of us throughout the current pandemic. Member and songwriter Conor O'Donohoe has managed to put into words how many, if not all, of us have felt at one point or another in the previous months.
Speaking about the single, Wild Youth - comprising of members David Whelan (lead vocalist), Conor O'Donohoe (songwriter and multi-instrumentalist), Callum McAdam (drummer) and Ed Porter (lead guitarist), who have previously released hits including 'Can't Move On' and 'Making Me Dance' explain:
"This year more than any other, we've all felt some form of separation. 'Through The Phone' is a song we wrote about that - a song about being away from someone you love. A song about letting them know that your love is stronger than ever, and to focus on the good times when you're together."
The release of 'Through The Phone' is the second single from the band's new era, following the release of 'Next To You,' an eighties-sounding track, which saw them once again make a major positive impact on the Irish music scene, with the track receiving over 650,000 streams on Spotify to date - another exceptional accomplishment for the amazingly talented quartet!
By Rachel Dempster