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Gold & Youth share ‘the feel bad hit of the summer’ ‘The Worse The Better’

Vancouver’s Gold & Youth have shared a lyric video for their new single “The Worse The Better.”

The new single comes from their highly anticipated sophomore album, Dream Baby, out on November 5th via Paper Bag Records. “The Worse The Better” revolves around shimmering, retro instrumentals. Frontperson Matthew Lyall delivers some deep, captivating croons on this catchy new tune. The accompanying lyric video comes packed with cinematic black-and-white clips as the lyrics flash on screen.

“‘The Worse the Better’ is a fun little bop about water-sliding into the abyss,” Lyall explains. “A woozy anthem for the downwardly mobile about the crushing banality of evil rendered by the acid vat of late-stage capitalism as we work dead-end jobs at the end of history and pray for some technocratic savior to build us a biodome on Mars. Loud and fast and then sputtering and wheezing, kind of like a dream machine going kaputt as it runs out of gas. Truly the feel-bad hit of the summer! Tell all your friends.”

Watch the lyric video for “The Worse The Better” below.

Lyall wrote and recorded Dream Baby in his apartment over two years with bandmates Louise Burns, Jeff Mitchelmore, and Murray McKenzie. By writing in isolation, Lyall brought a newfound vulnerable, stream-of-consciousness sound to the album.

“There’s a duality about dreaming, about the future, about what your plans can be, whatever your ideas of tomorrow are,” Lyall adds. “You sort of need it: it’s a fundamental aspect of human nature, we have to have these visions of what a future can be in order to plod through the day and keep going. But it’s also this thing that is captured and manipulated as a promise that never has to be delivered upon.”

Check out the tracklist for Dream Baby below.

Dream Baby Tracklist:

01 – “The Worse The Better”
02 – “Empire State Of Mind”
03 – “Blush”
04 – “Ruins”
05 – “Dying”
06 – “Maudlin Days (Robocop)”
07 – “90s Night”
08 – “Bohemian Grove”
09 – “A Strange Night At The Madonna Inn”
10 – “Dancing With Chains”

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