Young Lions – Destroy Me (Track Of The Day, 1st August)

In the aftermath of Young Lions‘ “Burn The Money” is “Destroy Me”. These two tracks, which are singles from the upcoming Mr. Spaceman album, tell a story together, courtesy of their music videos.

In “Burn The Money” we felt burning passion take us toward an activist stance and rejection of the typical way of life (with literal burning of money), ending with sirens and gunshots.

In “Destroy Me” we see our activist character, with paint still remaining smeared on his face, as he clutches at (gunshot) wounds and drags his body across a rugged terrain, occasionally staggering while singing. Filmed in black and white, the situation looks pretty dire, and eventually comes to a resolution.

“I need so much more than you ever tried to offer me, to save me from myself. I’m scared of what you can do to me. ‘Cause I’m scared of watching you…

Destroy me, like you always do.”

Powerful music seems to be Young Lions’ speciality, with Zach Britt’s vocals that seem to creep in under your skin and pierce your heart. The massiveness of sound, waves of harmonies, potent lyrics, orchestral vibes, heartstring tugging, and build-up into huge choruses have “Destroy Me” (and practically all of Young Lions songs!) feel like you’ve just watched a movie.

Powerfully in the final moments of the “Destroy Me” video, we experience something which loops us back to the beginning of “Burn The Money”. This looping across songs is a very cool thing for fans to soak up as part of experiencing their favourite bands, as we also saw Alpha Wolf take this approach with their duo of “Golden Fate” videos. This extra level of detail makes for something special.

Watch “Destroy Me” for yourself below and soak up Young Lions doing what they do best.

The Mr. Spaceman album is out next week – PRE ORDER HERE!

Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it.

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