Emo pop punk band Youth Fountain lay bare their emotions towards life’s purpose in their new music video, ‘Scavenger.’ This melancholy track is the first to be released off their upcoming album titled ‘Keepsakes & Reminders’ set to release on November 5th via Pure Noise.
This single is sure to be a fan favorite as it captures the classic Youth Fountain sound and familiar lyrical content the band is known for: “‘Scavenger’ is about tackling subject matters of trying to find a reason or purpose to keep on living and searching for what ‘happiness’ is to myself (and still not knowing what the answer really is),” shares Tyler Zanon.
What began as a solo project by guitarist/vocalist Tyler Zanon in 2013 under the name Bedroom Talk eventually blossomed into a full-blown band by 2017, with the Vancouver-based Youth Fountain (then a duo) proudly announcing their presence with the debut single ‘Grinding Teeth’ and a pair of Pure Noise Records releases that expertly toed the line between pop-punk fervor and more reflective emo moments.
Now once again, Zanon finds himself as a solo artist following the departure of co-vocalist Cody Muraro in mid-2020 – but this time, he’s exactly where he wants to be. Youth Fountain’s most recent release, ‘Letters To Our Former Selves – Acoustic EP,’ re-introduces Zanon’s project to the world, reimagining fan-favorite material from 2019 LP of the same name. The four-song collection tones down Youth Fountain’s trademark frenetic energy in favor of more subdued, melodic sensibilities, but expertly does so without sacrificing an ounce of the passion that captivated fans in the first place.
If anything, his toxic-tongued lyricism – much of it pointed inward in intense self-reflection – reverberates even louder without a sonic wall shrouding it. Not content to let the more serene setting mellow him out, Zanon pushes his vocals to the limit across the EP, stepping into the spotlight with the confidence and chops to assuage those concerned about the band’s future.
With a new energy and determination empowering Zanon, there’s a lot on the horizon for Youth Fountain. He’s been spending the pandemic hard at work readying the next full-band LP, and re-centering himself on why he began making music in the first place. In many ways, this musical rebirth is the best thing that could have ever happened for him, a chance for him to fall back in love with his own songwriting ability and bravely dare to continue pushing its limits under no one’s terms but his own.
Youth Fountain are touring the EU in February 2022 supporting Cory Wells:
February 3rd – Kavka – Antwerp, Belgium
February 4th – Dynamo – Eindhoven, Netherlands
February 5th – Skaters Palace Cafe – Münster, Germany
February 6th – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
February 7th – Z-Bau – Nuremberg, Germany
February 9th – Club Cann – Stuttgart, Germany
February 10th – Kofmehl Raumbar – Solothurn, Switzerland
February 11th – Backstage – Munich, Germany
February 12th – Robot – Budapest, Hungary
February 13th – Café V Lese – Prague, Czech Republic
February 15th – Stengade – Copenhagen, Denmark
February 16th – Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany
February 17th – Naumanns – Leipzig, Germany
February 18th – Indra – Hamburg, Germany
February 19th – MTC – Cologne, Germany