The alternative-folk The Young Folk release their new single “Home” today, Friday March 11th, ahead of an Irish tour and the launch of their album “The First Sign Of Morning” out April 15th.
“Home” was penned by Tony McLoughlin, the band’s bass, mandolin and banjo player. “Home” is about the meaning of home and how it means different things to different people. Is it a discussion of the time spent away from home with the success of the band? Using harmonies and that beautiful piano riff we are transported into a world of make-believe and daydream. The drums and guitar keep things busy and fuzzy and soften the edges of what is a story borne from loneliness.
The accompanying video starring Gus McDonagh & Paul Reid was written & directed by Bryan Quinn. Using references from silent film and featuring characters based on Laurel and Hardy the video shows two friends lost at sea and how they evolve through their relationship. Using Truman Show style imagery one finds his way home leaving the other to figure out what he needs to do in order to do the same.
Catch The Young Folk on their Irish Tour:
May 07 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
May 14 – Button Factory, Dublin
May 27 – Coughlans, Cork