Gang of Youths continue to tease their forthcoming third album with the release of new single, ‘the man himself’.
The songs so far have dealt with songwriter Dave Le’aupepe’s process of grief and acceptance following the death of his father. ‘the man himself’ is a meditative moment for the musician, as he perceives a future without his father’s guiding hand.
“If I ever have kids I’m not really sure how to raise them without my dad helping me out,” Le’aupepe’s commented. Yet the song itself isn’t rooted in pessimism – instead focusing on a more positive and evocative upswing when it comes to its arrangement.
Listen to ‘the man himself’ below.
With fans rallying around these latest singles, excited for the band’s first full collection of music since 2017, we can be expecting more from the Sydney originals in the months to come. The band’s recent headline show in London, streamed for their global audience on TikTok, saw Gang Of Youths debut a new – unreleased – song called ‘Brothers’, which delved deeper into Le’aupepe’s recent journey of personal discovery.
Though there is no set release date for the third Gang Of Youths album, the band is well and truly back into promo mode. Having made their return to performing, thanks to UK festival slots and further to it, an upcoming arena tour with Sam Fender and headline dates of their own, Gang Of Youths are back on the up.