Hailing from seemingly disparate backgrounds, Manchester rap/pop rockers Y.O.U.N.G recently released their new single ‘Exposure’. Fusing influences from hip hop, punk, soul and dance music, ‘Exposure’ opens with a funky, driving guitar riff before breaking into the sharp lyrical tongue of the band’s MC, Ben James.
It has a huge anthemic chorus, and the resulting sound explodes as if Loyle Carner was jamming with Twenty One Pilots, or a Lethal Bizzle fronted Royal Blood. Speaking about the track, Ben James said, “’Exposure’ is about outing those who need to be outed. Everybody encounters liars, cheats and blaggers in their life who deserve to be exposed. In essence ‘Exposure’ is a final word to anyone who deserves not to be in your life”.
The new single is the follow-up to their tearaway debut ‘What I Gotta Do’. The five-piece – who are Chez Davis on vocals and guitar, Ben James on rap, James Skehan on guitar and production, Tom Whitehead on bass, and Graeme Smith on drums – are already turning heads. They blend alt-pop with rap and rock tendencies, and have developed a fervent fanbase across Europe.
Soon to be hitting the road this winter, the band will shortly be announcing a mini European headline tour through Live Nation, which will call at London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Warsaw. Judging Y.O.U.N.G’s already considerable online presence, the kids do indeed know where it’s at.