EP review: Youth Fountain – Youth Fountain

Having just recently signed to Pure Noise Records, Youth Fountain have released their self-titled EP. 

“We are incredibly excited and grateful to be a part of the Pure Noise family – This label has literally been a long time favourite of ours for quite some time, so we’re really looking forward to working with and building a strong connection with everyone over on the PN team and their fans.” says the band about joining the label.

Vancouver emo-punk duo Youth Fountain kick off their EP with latest single Rose Coloured Glass, which they just recently shared a new video for. “The song Rose Coloured Glass mainly focuses around past relationships, how people can get so hung up on romanticizing impactful moments in life that a loved one was once a big part of. The lyrics touch on personal past experiences from said relationships – deriving from feelings of nostalgia, basically being able to look back on it all and coming to terms with the fact that maybe something that once seemed so perfect, in end truly wasn’t.” says Tyler Zanon.

Rose Coloured Glass showcases what the duo do so well – honest lyrics and hard-hitting melodies. The track’s chorus will surely tug at your heart-strings with Tyler and Cody’s pleading vocals.

As you dive into Worried, the second track on the self-titled EP, you’ll find a slightly more pop-influenced sound. Don’t worry though, the chorus takes you right back to that emo feeling and the pop-punk drum beats throughout the song tie it all together nicely.

With Complacent your desire to create a one-person mosh pit might show through, and that is probably exactly what the duo were going for here. And with Grinding Teeth following that pattern, you definitely won’t have to stop. The track conveys the exact feeling it’s talking about with angry lyrics and fast-paced drums.

Youth Fountain’s final song Blooms starts off by fooling you into thinking the band take the pace down a bit with this one until you get hit right in the face with their signature vocals.

One thing is for sure, if you need an emo record to blast out loud to scream out all your feelings, this here Youth Fountain EP is the one for you.