REVIEW: YUNGBLUD – ‘THE UNDERRATED YOUTH’ EP 0 120

In the past few years, Yungblud – AKA Dominic Richard Harrison – has earned himself an all but cult following and racked up millions of streams on several streaming platforms and his latest release, ‘The Underrated Youth’ EP is almost certain to earn him more.

While some artists in the industry prefer to play by the rules, Yungblud isn’t afraid to speak his mind and, as he did on his debut album ’21st Century Liability’, he’s done so again on this new collection, only this time, his messages are clearer and sharper than ever before.

Opening track “Braindead” gets things off to a fantastic start and will go down a storm with anyone who is a fan of indie-rock and bands such as Arctic Monkeys. Next up is “Parents”, – all but a slamming of those who refuse to take people like himself and younger generations seriously – followed by newest single “Original Me”, which features Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and is practically bursting with how much electro-rock is in it – and that’s not a bad thing, btw. It’s also a highlight of the EP, and is testament to just how gifted a lyricist Yungblud is. He isn’t afraid to set out his thoughts and feelings on the page, and then on a record and, as a song written about the negative sides of mental health and how it can leave you feeling like you’re not as good or worthy of good things in your life as others, “Original Me” has and will continue to hit close to home for and connect with a lot of people who hear it.

The track from which the EP’s title is taken meanwhile, “Hope For The Underrated Youth” is almost certainly set to become an anthem for his fans and indeed young people all over the country, if not the world, as we all look towards the future. Yungblud is optimistic of said future – one which as he addresses so brilliantly in the song, will be changed and shaped by those individuals of his generation.

While Yungblud’s debut album proved and showcased his talent and made thousands upon thousands of people sit up and take note of him, the strength of ‘The Underrated Youth’ as a whole means it deserves to go one better and turn this gifted young man – someone who is already a voice for the misplaced, the ignored and the “different” – into a performer the world should listen to.

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VENTRESCA UNVEILS THE VIDEO FOR HER NEW SINGLE “CRAVING” 0 71

Now aged seventeen, Ventresca has long since known that music would be a key part of her life. Having started out as a member of the Canadian Dance Unit, who together won multiple awards, she then decided to stretch her wings and began to experiment with song-writing and exploring her vocal abilities.

With a mini tour of Germany and with a steadily growing fan-base to her name, Ventresca is proving herself to be a real talent with a bright future, and her latest single “Craving,” the video which ThisIsTheLatest are delighted to premiere, offers fans a brilliant pop track that blends both funk and disco with powerful lyrics.  

Asked about the video for the single, Ventresca says:

“You’re really gonna get 2 videos in one, and your gonna get to decide what video you want to see. In our video, you’re literally going to enter a dream world. Lets’ put it this way, people are going to be having a lot of cravings for my music.”

Check out “Craving” below and for more information on Ventresca, visit her website.

EILEEN CAREY PRESENTS THE VIDEO FOR HER BRAND NEW SINGLE “FINALLY” 0 80

There are perhaps few artists around who have become a staple across several genres of music quite like Eileen Carey. The singer-songwriter from Ohio has shared the stage with acts including The Motels, Jefferson Starship and Don Mclean and has been a near permanent feature on the New Music Weekly charts over the past three years.

Carey saw out 2019 by being named the Hot AC/AC Breakthrough artist of the year and now, at the start of this new decade, as someone who is already well established for writing songs so many can relate to, Carey is kicking off 2020 with the release of her single “Finally”, the video for which ThisIsTheLatest are delighted to premiere.

Asked about the meaning/story to the song and the creative process to the video, Carey says:

“Strong emotions sometimes cry out for strong language. These lyrics state in the plainest possible way what we feel but may be hesitant to say.

“Finally” is the most unusual music video I have ever released. It came out of my long relationship with producer-director Taner Tumkaya who collaborated with me on most of my recent music videos. Our last music video of “Meet Me Halfway” has had 70,000+ Youtube views. After 8 years in the U.S., he returned to Germany earlier this year, so we had to figure out a way to work. It was meant to be a lyric video initially, but in attempting to make the lyric video more interesting we happened on this stop-action animation. It turned out to be a great experience. It was a case of necessity being the mother of invention,” so to speak.

Check out “Finally” below and for more information on Eileen Carey, visit her website, give her page a like on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.