Album Review: The Young Things: “Hello Love//Goodbye Sexual”
The Young Things from Brooklyn arrive on the NYC indie rock scene with a vintage sound that combines old school rock and roll melodies and youthful lyrics on their debut album, Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual. With their opening track titled, “No One Taught You How to Fall in Love Alone,” The Young Things have a Bohemian Rhapsody-type moment and take vocal queues from Queen that is evident throughout the rest of the album.
The following tracks, “All Human Life” and “Lucy” picks up the rock and roll pace with soaring guitar riffs that scream a heavier, modern-day Beatles. However, The Young Things exhibit their youth with their spritely track “Golly Gee,” which is a light-hearted song with a fun play on “he says/she says” in their lyrics. “Sore Eyes” is a soothing, dreamy track that shows how versatile the sound of The Young Things can be, but “Talking Too Loud” raises the volume again with it’s fast-paced, catchy chorus.
The next three tracks display what The Young Things new album is really all about as they cover all the bases of what they can sound like. “Hello Love” is a fun, rock ballad that would guarantee for you to move your feet and bob your head, “Easy to Lie” slows it down to a soul-blues pace, and “Goodbye Sexual” brings it back up again with a track that hits hard and compliments Hello Love’s fun sound with a true rock and roll knock out.
The Young Things’ album ends with “A Girl Named Fallujah” and “A Long Time Ago Tomorrow Morning,” which are sweet and slow tracks that oozes old-school rock and roll nostalgia in a fresh, new and exciting way. Old school rock and roll with a light, youthful vibe is what The Young Things is all about in Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual and their stellar debut releases just in time to rock out to during summertime in NYC.
Hello Love//Goodbye Sexual is available June 4, 2013 via Battle Worldwide (Frenchkiss)