Young Man – “Fate”

imagesColin Caufield of Young Man has a melodic voice that is perfectly capable of being intertwined with spellbinding guitar riffs. In this track titled “Fate,” both of these aspects are seen. The lyrics are delicately yet strongly written; Caulfield sings that “fate is not what you choose,” that fate propels you no matter what kind of decisions you choose to make. He is focused and passionate; you can clearly see it in his eyes during this beautifully colorful music video. Young Man has been playing for a long time know (their debut album, Ideas of Distance came out in 2011), and I’m sad I had never heard of them until now. His music has indie folk as well as indie pop inspired melodies, and his sound, while I don’t really like to compare artists to each other (it doesn’t seem fair to), is as if Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear took the best parts of their voice and appearance and combined them to form Colin Caufield. That’s what I think, anyways. I have yet to listen to his other songs, but for now, I’ll enjoy this celestial masterpiece from his album Vol. I, which came out this last year.




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