Dutch musician and visual artist Young & Sick has returned with a brand new single titled "ANGELS."
A lush, mid-tempo burner, the song features Montreal's MUNYA and is the first taste of a forthcoming new album from Young & Sick titled BROTHER, set for a September 24 release via B3SCI Records. Young & Sick wrote and recorded the album in a cabin in Vermont with his bandmate and longtime music director, Luke Woods, whose near-death touring accident inspired "ANGELS" and threads a subtle poignancy through the collection of songs that is BROTHER. On "ANGELS," Young & Sick notes, "Saying what a song is about can be thorny. Explicating something that you had to claw from your subconscious is usually a clumsy affair, sometimes we have to approach ideas obliquely in order to address them all. It is much easier to say who the song is for and move on from there. So, let’s say this song is for our dumb-asses being alive, and then let’s say this song is about providence or grace." Over the past year, Young & Sick has established himself a pioneer in the audio/visual NFT space, legitimizing its burgeoning potential for visual artists and creators at-large. Notably, one week Young & Sick had the highest audio/visual resale NFT with his piece 'In Doge We Trust.'
This spring, Young & Sick partnered with Goldflyer, a fundraising initiative spearheaded by Neon Gold Records, Venue Group and All Things Go, for an NFT fundraising campaign to benefit the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). The effort raised $250K for struggling independent venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See coverage of the campaign by Variety. The NIVA fundraiser featured NFT artwork designed by Young & Sick, with winning bids by artists including Shawn Mendes (Troubadour), Tove Lo (First Avenue), Dillon Francis (Neumos), Pabllo Vittar (9:30 Club) and Tycho (The Independent), all to give back to their favorite independent venues. Young & Sick's artwork will be showcased this September at Art Basel and he will do an NFT drop with Nifty Gateway featuring custom creative assets for new single "ANGELS" and the forthcoming BROTHER LP. Listen to Young & Sick's new track below and let us know what you think.