A few months ago we streamed the demo of a song called Say That It’s Love by a Manchester's Young War as part of our preview of the Bushstock festival. That song has now evolved into a fully fledged recording together with four other beauties which form his debut EP Rose Gold, exclusively revealed yesterday via Daisy Digital*, one of our new favourite blogs.
If we were going to tag Young War with a genre it would be R&B, but this isn’t the sort of modern electronic R&B that you’ll find all over the blogs right now. This is a warmer, older era form of R&B that has a more acoustic / organic sound that feels instantly familiar. It’s pleasingly soft-pedal and will probably annoy the hell out of all of those people who want their sounds to be edgy and challenging, but if you’re like us and occasionally want the musical equivalent of a warm bath to placate the ears, Young War is it.
Our favourite song on the EP besides Say That It’s Love is the title track Rose Gold; a sad slow groovy relationship crooner that finds Thom Stone (for he is Young War) singing that it’s ‘so hard to watch it die’ but ‘the memories start to fade with time.’ Ah bless, it’ll probably make you want to give him a hug.
Our English teacher told us to never use the word nice, that there were much better words to use. But what’s the point in inventing a word if you’re not going to use it? The sound Young War makes is nice. Who cares what teacher says?
Young War - Rose Gold