Somewhere in the realms of fuzzy lo-fi production there’s a line that divides the hazy fields of delirious melody from the nonsensical, untalented drone of some boggy marsh. Conner Youngblood does not cross that line.
Recently graduated from Yale, the self-styled artist has nevertheless managed to put out an impressive collection of material for such a young man, amongst those releases hit singles “Monsters” and “A Summer Song”. Like all the greats he’s scored points on the Hype Machine and been led on as a showcase artist at SXSW, but what really matters is his unyielding talent at writing lazy summer pop tunes that nevertheless brim with layer upon layer of sound.
Now back with a new album, Sketches pt 2, on June 26th he released free download “Gold” – listen to it below.