Young the Giant Release New Album MIRROR MASTER
Today, Young the Giant return with their newest full-length album Mirror Master via Elektra Records, which includes the recently shared tracks "Simplify" and "Call Me Back", along with the musing, buzzworthy new single "Superposition".
Describing the overall thesis for Mirror Master, vocalist Sameer Gadhia explains, "Within one single day, we're all so many different people. Especially with the use of social media, we're not just living in the now-we're living on several different timelines simultaneously. A lot of the album came from thinking about how we have all these separations within ourselves that allow us to go about our day. At a time when everyone wants to put each other in a box-culturally, socially, musically-we wanted to show that there are a multitude of reflections inside everything. We don't have to be a certain thing; we can contradict ourselves and show all these different sides of who we are."
Since the band's 2010 inception, Young the Giant has made a name for itself in rock as the 'thinking man's band,' winning over fans, radio, and press with their incendiary live shows, strong musicianship, and poignant lyrics. Following 2016's critically-acclaimed Home of the Strange, Mirror Master promises to continue ascending into consciousness, though this time with a heavy focus on personal self-awareness and growth.
Mirror Master finds Young the Giant in a transitional period for America, not only as a culture, but also technologically. The band members have become increasingly aware of society's attachment to social media, cellphones, and elevated, sometimes fabricated, self-portrayals on the internet.
With the new album, the band forgoes the technological obsession and, in an almost meditative way, examines one's relationship with the "self" to instead express a genuine identity.
"Something we want to get across with the album is the idea of taking authorship of your life," continues Gadhia. "Even though it may all be an illusion, there's solace in that illusion. Because if you have control of anything at all, it's your own reflection, how you treat people and how you walk through this life. So if you're an Indian kid and your parents want you to be a doctor or lawyer or engineer, and you just want to make music with your friends, then do that. Don't let people feed you what they want you to think. Do what makes you happy, and realize and that all is good and all is horrible, and everything else in between."
Young the Giant is composed of Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals). They are on tour this fall across the US with LIGHTS as main support. For more information and concert tickets, visit youngthegiant.com.
MIRROR MASTER TRACKLISTING:
3) Call Me Back
4) Heat of the Summer
6) Darkest Shade of Blue
7) Brother's Keeper
10) Panoramic Girl
11) You + I
12) Mirror Master
THU October 25 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live *
FRI October 26 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room *
SAT October 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Coca Cola Roxy *
SUN October 28 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues *
TUE October 30 - Nashville, TN - Ryman *
WED October 31 - Louisville, KY - The Palace *
TUE November 6 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
THU November 8 - Toronto, ON - Rebel *
FRI November 9 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS
THU November 15 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom *
TUE November 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom, The Rave / Eagles Club
WED November 28 - St. Louis, MO - KPNT HOHO
SAT December 1 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Riptide Music Festival
SUN December 2 - Tampa, FL - 97X Next Big Thing 2018