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Gang of Youths Release the New Single ‘in the wake of your leave’

Gang of Youths Release the New Single ‘in the wake of your leave’

Gang of Youths

Gang of Youths are kicking off a big year with their new single “in the wake of your leave.” The track is the latest to build momentum ahead of the release of their highly anticipated new album angel in realtime. on February 25.  Listen to the track here. angel in realtime. is available to pre-order here.

The new album showcases the waves of emotions that flooded over frontman Dave Le’aupepe following the loss of his father. Overwhelmed, Le’aupepe uses songwriting as an eloquent and poignant outlet for his grief. “in the wake of your leave” converts sorrow into a song that burns with life-affirming, passion – from its exuberant rush to its bright, colossal melodies and its addictive, radio-friendly hook and features the elegiac backing harmonies of the Auckland Gospel Choir; the percussion provided by a collective of drummers from the Cook Islands.

Of the song, Le’aupepe says, “I wanted to reflect on how I became dependent on grief for solace and inspiration. The cycle from numbness to acceptance to yearning plays a role in my approach to grieving my dad’s death. As a result, most of the time, I feel a bit futile as a person.”

angel in realtime is the Gang of Youths’ most ambitious musical approach. Their influences range from American minimalism and contemporary classical to drawing upon the legacy of Britain’s alternative/indie scenes, such as drum ‘n’ bass to the most transcendent moments of Britpop. It’s equally rooted in Le’aupepe’s Polynesian heritage, featuring samples from David Fanshawe’s recordings of indigenous music from the Polynesian islands and the wider South Pacific, as well as contributions from a cast of talented Pasifika and Māori vocalists and instrumentalists.

Gang of Youths recently filmed live versions of the album track “the man himself” as well as “Magnolia” from the band’s 2015 debut album, The Positions. Gang of Youths recently announced a North American tour in April and May ahead of the summer festival season. 

angel in realtime. tracklist:

  1. you in everything
  2. in the wake of your leave
  3. the angel of 8th ave.
  4. returner
  5. unison
  6. tend the garden
  7. the kingdom is within you
  8. spirit boy
  9. brothers
  10. forbearance
  11. the man himself
  12. hand of god
  13. goal of the century

2022 North American tour dates:

Apr 21: Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

Apr 22: Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

Apr 24: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Apr 25: Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

Apr 27: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

Apr 28: Charlotte, NC – The Underground

May 1: Nashville, TN – The Basement East

May 3: Chicago, IL – Metro

May 4: Detroit, MI – Shelter

May 6: Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

May 7: Montreal, QC – L’Astral

May 9: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

May 10: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

May 12: Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts

May 13: Washington, DC – Union Stage

May 16: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

May 18: Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater

May 20: Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford

May 21: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

See Also

May 23: Austin, TX – Scoot Inn

May 24: Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall

May 26: Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

Sep 13: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II

Sep 14: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – Mainroom

Sep 16: St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

Sep 17: Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

Sep 19: Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre

Sep 20: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Sep 22: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

Sep 23: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

Sep 25: Seattle, WA – Neumos

Sep 27: Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

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