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YOUNG GUV (Ben Cook of F’ed Up and No Warning) ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM GUV I OUT 8.2 ON RUN FOR COVER RECORDS

Young Guv is Ben Cook. You may know the dedicated and prolific songwriter from his work and partake in F’cked Up and No Warning. Today he’s announced GUV I, a collection of staggeringly poignant and infectious pop music and label debut for Run For Cover which sees its release August 2. Alongside, he’s unveiled the album’s lead single and video Every Flower I See“.

Cook explains, “Flowers have been a powerful and prominent symbol in my life for as long as I can remember. When I was young, my mom moved me and my little brother back to Toronto from the U.K. where she found a job working with plants and flowers in the back of a newspaper. She worked long hours there, but also somehow managed to keep an immaculate and beautiful garden of her own while raising us by herself.”

Watch Young Guv: “Every Flower I See” (Official Music Video)

Cook describes Young Guv songs as akin to “people-watching in a foreign country in the morning, trying not to cry from the overwhelming feeling of sadness and happiness.” Another way of putting it would be thatYoung Guv songs are about being alone. And this at a time in history when more people feel more alone than ever before. And so, as if sensing an opportunity for some kind of communion, Young Guv has made a discography out of conjuring the peculiar desolation that arises when you’re somehow by yourself in a discrete physical space – perhaps in a small Brooklyn apartment in the heat of a New York summer – surrounded nonetheless by millions of other isolated, solitary people, literally any one of whom you could, for all you know, love with all your heart for the rest of your life, but almost none of whom will, you’re ultimately forced to admit, become anything more than a briefly transfixing stranger, at best a wraith that haunts your dreams.

Young Guv

Guv I

Run For Cover Records

August 2, 2019

Pre-order Here

1 – Patterns Prevail

2 – Roll Wit Me

3 – Every Flower I See

4 – Luv Always

5 – Didn’t Even Cry

6 – High On My Mind

7 – Exceptionally Ordinary

8 – Boring Story

Young Guv Live Dates:

06/18: Philadelphia, PA #

06/19: Upperco, MD *

06/20: Washington, DC #

06/21: Cambridge, MA #

06/22: Brooklyn, NY #

06/24: Montreal, QC #

06/25: Toronto, ON #

06/26: Detroit, MI #

06/27: Bloomington, IN *

06/28: Chicago, IL #

06/29: Minneapolis, MN #

06/30: Omaha, NB*

07/01: Denver, CO #

07/02: Salt Lake City, UT #

07/04: Vancouver, BC #

07/05: Seattle, WA #

07/06: Portland, OR #

07/11: Los Angeles, CA – Sound and Fury ^

# – w/ Culture Abuse

* – w/ Side Tings

^ – w/ (Aftershow w/ Krimewatch & Lil Ugly Mane)

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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