Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Fascination: Young Summer

Young Summer a.k.a. Bobbie Allen is a singer/songwriter from Washington D.C. & I'll just go ahead and say it- i'm in looove with everything about YS. I recently discovered her debut EP titled Fever Dream (released via Ready Set Records,) and it's made up of a sound that's nearly ethereal in each of the 6 tracks. (Preview them all on iTunes!) 
"Waves That Rolled You Under" is a mesmerizing standout on Fever Dream. Allen's voice literally floats with ease as she combs through the 4 minutes and 15 second of a melodic endeavor. (Hear the backstroke remix of it here!)

"Fever Dream" video directed by Johnny Ching.
"Why Try" is a soothing little number released early last year as a single, and also featured on Vampire Diaries Season 4. (Grab it on iTunes here!)
"Young Summer presents a new side of artistry for Allen. “It's extremely honest music,” she explains. “It really is no-holds-barred in its honesty. It feels that way when you hear it because that concept is very deliberate. That's the thread that brings all of the songs together and makes them related. It all comes from a very sincere and honest place.” 
- PASTE Magazine
I'm quite upset that I missed her show at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, but I have a pretty good feeling Young Summer will be back to the west coast for more. 

If you're a fan of Young Summer, I highly suggest that you check out Scavenger Hunt, who was a previous "Friday Fascination."

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