One of the must-see artists for me this year was most definitely Youngr.
I have to admit though, I do quite like the subtle and simpleness that Youngr brought to the music scene with “Out Of My System”, but overall, I really didn’t quite understand all the hype. The track is good, not epic, but I guess what it has going for it, is that it’s memorable with it’s clever little nomadic lyrics. So having said that, armed with a natural curiosity about Youngr (due to Mandy’s related posts below) it was a pretty easy decision to tag one of Youngr’s gigs at SXSW as an artist to go check out live.
Here’s what I saw at Bungalow…
My overall impression. That was a really great gig! I really didn’t realise that Youngr was such a talented multi-instrumentalist. With the drums in the forefront and a show full of live samples with an energetic hippy vibe for the millennial age, I guess it’s fair to say that I actually get what Youngr is all about now. That’s the great thing about SXSW, it provides such a live experience that it can define exactly what an artist is and how they will be perceived going into their careers. It’s also pretty safe to say that if Prince and Sheila E had a lovechild, Youngr proved that they just might exist with his incredible beatastic debut at SXSW this year.
Another thing I loved about the Youngr show was the actual taco truck inside the venue, next to the stage. Who wouldn’t love that? God bless SXSW.
I will most definitely be keeping an eye on Youngr and his music and by the sounds of his live show, it’s safe to say that he has even more great, yet incredibly simple and memorable tracks to bring us in the future.
It looks like Youngr himself had quite a great time at SXSW. Check out his video montage of the experience.