Today, Gang of Youths are excited to announce the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated second album Go Father In Lightness on August 18th via RED MUSIC. Pre-order for the album is now available HERE across all digital service providers.
The band has also given us one final taste of what’s to come with their latest single and compelling cinematic video, “The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows.”
“This song came about after I struggled with writer’s block for a year, barely managing to etch out more than a single verse of something awful the whole time. I was walking home across the Brooklyn Bridge one night, questioning my place in the world, contemplating giving up music and doing something more substantial. I sort of felt that I wasn’t doing anything that actually mattered. But I looked out at the skyline, all silvery and strange and in typical self-indulged frontman fashion, I began to revel in this moment of abandon, of self-hate. As a result, I think I stumbled across a kind life-affirming axiom; that in a cosmos potentially absent of meaning, and an existence devoid of objective value, I have an opportunity to invent my own meaning. We all do. We can ascribe meaning and value to our own lives and in a way, attribute great esteem and value to each other as a result.
All of us as adults, from youth to old age are drunk, stumbling around in the dark looking for a kebab. I’m scared and unsure, and I want to acknowledge this rather than repress it, or allow cynics to denigrate me because of it. So the song is about becoming more human, more aware and I guess in a way, more alive.” – Dave Le’aupepe
The video, using only one drone and in just a single take, was directed by Dan & Jared Daperis from LateNite Films, on location in Little River, Victoria. This cinematic experience has captured the true meaning behind the song, where lead singer Le’aupepe tries to outrun the feeling of loneliness, pleading for any reason to go on.
Gang of Youths will play a run of Australian dates this Fall, with a North American tour to be announced soon.
Go Farther In Lightness Tracklist:
1. Fear and Trembling
2. What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?
3. Atlas Drowned
4. Keep Me In The Open
5. Do Not Let Your Spirit Wane
ii) Go Farther In Lightness
6. Achilles Come Down
iii) Le Symbolique
8. Let Me Down Easy
9. The Heart Is A Muscle
iv) Le Réel
10. The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows
11. Our Time Is Short
12. Say Yes To Life
Upcoming AUS Tour Dates:
8/31/17 – Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
9/1/17 – Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
9/6/17 – Festival Hall – Melbourne, VIC
9/8/17 – Hordern Pavillion – Sydney, NSW
9/13/17 – Odean Theatre – Hobart, TAS
9/15/17 – Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide, SA
9/16/17 – Metropolis – Fremantle, WA
Upcoming UK/EU Tour Dates:
10/9/17 – La Boule Noire – Paris, France
10/10/17 – Sugar Factory – Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/11/17 – Musik & Frieden – Berlin, Germany
10/12/17 – Ampere – Munich, Germany
10/13/17 – Artheater – Cologne, Germany
10/15/17 – Exchange – Bristol, UK
10/16/17 – Headrow House – Leeds, UK
10/17/17 – Stereo – Glasgow, UK
10/18/17 – Gullivers – Manchester, UK