Golden Youth’s debut album Quiet Frame; Wild Light carries a wide array of sentiments, from playful tracks (like “Brother In the Morning” and “Seven Seas”), to mellow (like the emotion-filled tones of “I Was a Lark”), to the swelling ambiance of “You.” The lyrics are just as wide open, focusing on seeing the comparisons in the lives of those in the world around us. The pointed lyrical vision of the masterminds behind Golden Youth, Stephanie Lauren and Kyle Monroe, is a smooth blend of witty metaphors and gentle simplicity. The band aims for a haunting (yet peaceful) presentation, and the way Lauren delivers the lyrics achieve it. As a whole, the bands’ style reminds me of indie/alternative band Deas Vail; Lauren’s voice is also similar to Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries in its slightly haunting melody.
For fans of Deas Vail, Florence and the Machine, and Coldplay.