Poor Young Things – “The Heart. The Head. The End.” Review

“Indie-pop that comes barreling out of your speakers at warp speed”

Canadian-bred Poor Young Things have just released their new LP, The Heart. The Head. The End., an album built on driving guitar chords, indie harmonies and sing-along choruses about the growing pains of life. The eleven pop-rock ballads compiled on this latest endeavor are a bit systematic, but they pack a wallop of intensity and passion.

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The album shows a clear penchant for fervent composition and flows with a dynamic energy. From the opening track “Dress it Up” to later songs like “The State” and “Ghost Notes,” things don’t slow down. Even on the more polished tracks like “Revolver,” the band maintains a level of rawness and drive. The lyrics, at times sung by hoarse and strained vocals, explore common themes – love, loss and soul searching – but they do so in an unpretentious and unassuming way. They fit perfectly against the backdrop of heavy bass lines and crashing drums.

The release of The Heart. The Head. The End. comes hot on the heels of the band’s latest EP and demonstrates a prolific nature to their creative process and an eagerness to grow as musicians. The album barrels on until the very end with driving force and talent.

poor3Poor Young Things
The Heart. The Head. The End.
Thunder Bay, ON
(Bumstead Recordings)
Produced by Jon Drew
Mastered by Joao Carvalho

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