NEWS: Whenyoung share new single, ‘Shame Train’ ahead of ‘Paragon Songs’ album and tour

NEWS: Whenyoung share new single, ‘Shame Train’ ahead of ‘Paragon Songs’ album and tour

Whenyoung, are back with an addictively dark, electronic track, ‘ Shame Train.’ Irish couple Aoife Power and Andrew Flood are known for their infectious indie melodies and have evolved and developed an expansive new sound in their latest single, exploring self respect, self love, shame, trauma and impressively searing, soul bearing honesty. Laced between dramatic riffs and soaring cathartic melodies this enticing track, giving us another taste of their upcoming album Paragon Songs, out on 7th April.

Aoife says, “I was deep in song writing and self development, trying to overcome anxieties and complexes when I began to understand about shame as a traumatic emotion which affects everyone. Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re made to fit into a mould and if we don’t, we’re shamed. There’s shame of aging, socio-economic status, religion, sex, image, the list is endless. This is the first song we recorded for the album and the theme of self love and respect, evident throughout the tracks, really evolved from this song.” Watch here:

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Andrew explained, “We filmed the video for Shame Train in the empty, derelict hull of the Ramsgate Arts Barge in Ramsgate Harbour with director, Luke Ogden and the help of some friends. We got in there just before the ship was to be refurbished as a community arts space. The exposed walls and beams were reminiscent of a freight train on the tracks and the feel of the space really married with the song. We made an energetic performance piece within the dark, rusty space while bobbing to and fro on the tide and with Aoife wearing a contrasting white Simone Rocha dress.”

Upcoming album Paragon Songs is an exploratory journey through the dark depths of self-criticism, rises into an ambition for change and a desire to welcome healing and self-love – it’s a self-help and rite of passage album. Penned during writing sessions in the extremes of the west coast of Ireland and the east coast of England the album looks at how, ‘Every step is a new time in your existence and noting it down marks it, celebrates it and reveals you to yourself’,  Aoife says, “Every step is a new time in your existence and noting it down marks it, celebrates it and reveals you to yourself. These lyrics represent who I am right now or who I’ve been the past year or two. My intention is to like myself and be kinder to myself. And so I can only present myself in the state that I am currently in which is healing not healed” Created in a cottage in County Clare and finessed in a flat on a street called Paragon on the East coast of England. It begins in the pain of an old narrative arcs in the possibility of change and resolves in intention.

After sharing tracks ‘A Little Piece Of Heaven’, ‘The Laundress’, and ‘Unchained’ from the album April sees the pair set off on a tour of the UK and Ireland with tickets on-sale now here.

Paragon Songs  is out on 7th April 2023 Pre-order HERE

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Tour Dates:


12th – McChuills, Glasgow
14th – YES (Pink Room), Manchester
15th – The Bodega, Nottingham
17th- The Louisiana, Bristol
18th – Omeara, London
20th – Dolan’s, Limerick
21st – Connolly’s Of Leap. Cork
22nd- Roisin Dubh, Galway
23rd – Whelan’s, Dublin
25th- Spirit Store Dundalk, Louth

Photo Credit: Zac Mahrouche

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