The Soul/retro-pop duo YOUNGTONES has been too long behind the scenes within the industry and is coming out more confident than ever. With a sound ranging from soul to RnB influence, their sound is both familiar and distinctively different. Producer Matt Young and Luke wrote their first song in the throwback genre in about an hour and the result was something different from Matt’s typical pop-centric productions and Luke’s more singer/songwriter-influenced releases. To Luke and Matt, it was exciting, fresh, and very welcomed, which took off to what the outfit is about today. Their dazzling new album is filled with stunning, smooth melodies and buttery vocals that will captivate you from the first listen, with each track getting you to move in no time.
Speaking on the new project, YOUNGTONES revealed:
“Leaving music and finding joy in it again, that’s the story of these songs and this project. There’s a lot of joy in this music for me. After years of touring as a solo act, I was really burned out. I started working in music and not on music. I took a job casting talent for NBC/Universal Television in the US on shows like The Voice, Eurovision, Songland, and a number of others that never made it to air. I also took a job doing digital marketing for other bands. Helping and watching others get closer to their dreams, all the while, not sure if I had it in me to put myself back out there to start moving towards mine. I guess, sometimes you have to stop doing something to figure out why you have to do it… and that is what happened with music for me. The fire grew and grew and I realized I had to do it… The key to unlocking that passion was unlocking the joy, and, for me, it was all about realizing that you can take music that is fun, seriously. My partner on this Project, Matthew Young taught me that… “You don’t’ have to break someone’s heart with a song to connect with them.” You can create a place with music everyone can escape to together… a pulse you can all move to together, and am so excited to share that experience with as many people as I possibly can.”
Bouncing between Studios in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, YOUNGTONES found themselves atop a plethora of stunning material, waiting for you to be heard. The self-titled album is out now.