Friday, August 25, 2023

Jenny Owen Youngs - "It's Later Than You Think"

Photo by Laura Czech

The latest from Jenny Owen Youngs is this interesting mix of modern folk-pop and a more indie version of folk. "It's Later Than You Think" is a warm and welcoming folk song with some beats more along the lines of pop than folk. But the song just has this unique certain something to it that keeps it from being a purely pop song. It's almost like there is a little too much pop in the song to make it folk-pop, or it could be a very 90's alt-rock/singer-songwriter quality to Youngs' vocals, but "It's Later Than You Think" is one of the more engaging folk songs to come across our inbox in quite some time.

Jenny Owen Youngs says of her latest single:

“When we got together to write, I was feeling particularly preoccupied with my relationship to my phone, social media, and the internet in general. It was the summer of 2021 and the world still felt a ways off from returning to any semblance of social normalcy. I had also moved away from the city where most of my friends lived to a quiet coastal town on the opposite side of the country. My phone felt like my tether to life as I had known it. But scrolling is a slippery slope and it’s easy to overdo it; it’s engineered that way. This song is a reminder to myself that my time on this planet is finite and precious, and that I want to spend it wisely on what matters. (Most of the time.)"

You can watch the video for "It's Later Than You Think" below. Avalanche is due out September 22 on Yep Roc Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Jenny Owen Youngs, check out the artist's website.

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