Where: United Kingdom
I came across an Instagram from the Warner/Chappel music label welcoming an artist named Youngr to their family. The name caught my attention and I noticed he had a new record out; “Out of My System.” Immediately scrolling to Spotify, I found his sound new age and fun. Something you’d hear at a Malibu beach party at sunset, when everyone is at their peak, and the fire is blazing.
Marry Passion Pit with HelloGoodbye and you’ve got Youngr. An electronic pattern pulsing with pop lyrics. The man behind it all? Dario Darnell. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Darnell is no stranger to the music industry. Him and his brother, Lorne formed the pop duo Picture Book back in 2012. Perhaps this was a foreshadowing of the upcoming success to happen to Darnell.
His latest single, “Too Keen” is another electric pop dream doused in soulful vocals and a rapture of a chorus. He opens with,“I wish it was still cool to text you, but you went and sent another clumsy message.” Predictable pop lyrics with a fun musical twist could be Youngr’s specialty.