YOUNG THE GIANT — “CRYSTALLIZED” AND “IT’S ABOUT TIME” SINGLES AVAILABLE

YOUNG THE GIANT — “CRYSTALLIZED” AND “IT’S ABOUT TIME” SINGLES AVAILABLE

Joe GransingerMonday,30 December 2013

The Snap:

Young the Giant – the genre-breaking indie group that gave us Cough Syrup — announced that their upcoming album, Mind Over Matter, will be available on January 21st. Two tracks from the LP — “Crystallized” and “It’s About Time” — are currently available for download, and are also immediately available for playback after pre-ordering the album on iTunes.

The Download:

Young the Giant’s self-titled debut album really put the band on the map, and after four years, Mind Over Matter looks as though it may continue to do the same.  The sound of the group has clearly changed, and it’s very, very different than it was back in 2010. It’s still too early to tell if this is a good or bad change, but fans of the first album may be in for a surprise.

The two new singles show us that the smooth and calm sound of their previous record is completely gone, replaced with upbeat guitars and energetic vocals that reveal a much larger range than we’ve previously seen. “Crystallized” and “It’s About Time” are both fast-paced, pure alt-rock songs, and yet they still manage to hold on to a small piece of what Young the Giant used to be — and the results are pretty incredible.

The band managed to squeeze a ton of different styles into their debut album, and they seem to be doing the same for their sophomore release. There’s no doubt that Mind Over Matter will still feature a few calm and soft tracks – like the songs that made us fall in love with the band four years ago – it’s just that they’ll now be completely surrounded by loud, fast, and lovely alt rock.

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Young the Giant, iTunes, Image Credit: Flickr



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