Gang of Youths Unveil “in the wake of your leave”

Australian indie-rock band Gang of Youths released their latest single “in the wake of your leave,” gearing up for their upcoming album.

“in the wake of your leave” is a Preview to Gang of Youth’s New Album

Gang of Youths recently announced that their upcoming fourth studio album, angel in realtime, is set for release on February 25. It will include the newly-released “in the wake of your leave;” alongside other previously-shared tracks like “tend the garden” and “unison.”

“In the wake of your leave” features contributions from multiple guest musicians and vocalists; including backing harmonies by the Auckland Gospel Choir and percussion by notable drummers from the Cook Islands. 

Gang Of Youths teased the new single by posting a video to Instagram; dancing to the track alongside Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo. In the caption, the band wrote, “It came easy compared to much of the record. Dave wrote the chorus walking around Copenhagen one night and everything kinda fell into place with it.” 

The Band Dedicates angel in realtime. to Dave’s Late Father

Angel in realtime. arrives as the follow-up to 2017’s Go Farther in Lightness. The album cover features a picture of Dave Le’aupepe’s late father, to whom the album is dedicated. “My dad was a gifted and passionate gardener. It’s where he funneled a lot of his energy and sensitivity, and despite our humble economic status; we were always surrounded by beauty. I wanted to reflect on how I became dependent on grief for solace and inspiration.”

Dave added, “The journey he made from Samoa to NZ to Australia was a difficult and inspiring one; but also fraught with mistakes, regret, and terrible choices. I like to think he was building something beautiful, and pondering what life had given him in spite of his mistakes and concealment. We never knew his story until after he died, so this is the most poetic interpretation of his affinity for gardening that I could think of.”

If you like this song, check out Pinegrove’s new single “Respirate.”

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