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Youth Lagoon presents new single, “Lucy Takes a Picture"

21 May 2024, 16:13 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Youth Lagoon - the moniker of Idaho-based songwriter Trevor Powers - has returned with the brand new single, “Lucy Takes a Picture".

“In February, I walked past a bus stop and noticed a small piece of paper tucked into the bars of a metal bench. In shaky handwriting that looked both deranged and Biblical, the note said, ‘This is the tale of my resurrection. I died so I could live again.’ l found the nearest patch of grass and lay down like a dummy. This note was either a message from an angel or the ravings of a pharmaceutical junkie — maybe both. Either way it was just for me," Powers explains.

"I don’t think it’s possible to have true character without first catching a glimpse of hell. Maybe that’s what it meant? In the words of W.H. Auden, ‘Don’t get rid of my devils, because my angels will go too.’ Whatever this poetic rascal, angel or imp was getting at, these words rang the bell of my soul. I went home and wrote ‘Lucy Takes a Picture'."

“Once in a while there’s a song that feels like I’ve been trying to write it my whole life. Lucy is one of those," Powers explains. Written at Powers’ home in Idaho and recorded in Los Angeles with co-producer Rodaidh McDonald (Weyes Blood, The xx, Gil Scott-Heron), the song sees Powers singing about darkness, deliverance, and love. The song’s accompanying video once again has Powers collaborating with his longtime creative partner Tyler T. Williams.

“Lucy Takes a Picture" is out now.

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