Young Rising Sons – Young Rising Sons
By now, you’ve heard Young Rising Sons a million times – you just might not have realized it was them. Back in July, the band released “High”, off their debut self-titled EP, and since then it has been everywhere. Movie trailers, on the radio, hummed by someone next to you on your commute to work or school – everywhere. It’s catchy, SUPER catchy. And just when you think the song can’t get any better, they release an acoustic version of it which you can download for FREE!
The whole album has such a light, uplifting feel to it. I challenge you to listen to all 15-or-so minutes of this EP and NOT tap your foot along (or something similarly happy). There’s a lot of negativity in songs these days, words of loss and anger – but not here. There’s so much positive energy being put out from these songs, it makes me want to know more about them and see what life is like at their shows (future #TOURLIFE feature maybe? Please?).
One thing I know for sure is that I want to see these guys on tour with Twin Forks asap. Hell, I want a duet with Andy Tongren and Chris Carrabba! Maybe a little dueling vocals action, or something like the collaboration between Max Bemis (Say Anything) and Chris Conley (Saves The Day) for Two Tongues. Adding to the duet list, I wouldn’t mind seeing them recording and touring with A Great Big World too. Being an East Coast native, frequent concert attendee, and NJ diner-er combined with the fact that the band has been together since 2010, I don’t know how I haven’t crossed paths or heard of YRS until recently. Either way, I’m very glad that I know who they are now. This EP is my new go-to album for when I need a cheer-up, or just want to smile and enjoy life. You know what? I bet these guys give the best hugs ever too, cuz if you think about it, their songs are kinda like musical bear hugs.