Boise’s Youth Lagoon (Trevor Powers) released his excellent third LP Savage Hills Ballroom. The album featured Powers pushing his sonic frontiers and exploring new territory. After the Ballroom sessions concluded, Powers penned a follow-up track titled “I’ve Had”.
Read Powers’ own account of the the track and stream Youth Lagoon “I’ve Had” below. You can also catch Youth Lagoon performing at his hometown Treefort Fest next March.
Throughout the months I worked on Savage Hills Ballroom, I became possessed by a concept. If we had the ability to accept our blemishes, seeing that it’s our fuck ups & flaws that make us distinct & force us to advance as individuals & as a society, we could start understanding each other. The world swims in judgement. It makes us feel good to think someone else is worse than us. We’re born into this mindset – & much of it is rooted in self-loathing rather than merely learning from our weaknesses. We bury who we really are because we don’t think anyone will accept us. SHB is grounded in satire. It is a microcosm of a perfect society, decorated in gold & elegance to serve as a mockery of how we present ourselves to those around us. I wrote “I’ve Seen” as a farewell song to this ballroom..just gonna stay a while longer. See you outside. +++ WASTING 4 U ++