The Underground Youth
Share new single & video
“Vergiss Mich Nicht”
from new album The Falling
out March 12th via Fuzz Club Records
The Underground Youth – the Manchester-born, Berlin-based group led by Craig Dyer – are today revealing “Vergiss Mich Nicht”, the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming album, The Falling. The Underground Youth’s tenth record is due for release via Fuzz Club Records on March 12th and sees the band trade their visceral post-punk melancholy for a stripped-back sound that, instead, enters the world of romantic, shadowy folk-noir.
You can stream ‘Vergiss Mich Nicht’ and its accompanying video here: fuzzclub.lnk.to/vergissmichnicht
Another compelling composition from this vital outfit. Concentrating on the marmonica fighting against the guitar rhthms and supporting the brooding baritone vocal harmonies. The atmopshere created for this release is nothing short of intoxicating, this single will move you.
Following ‘A Sorrowful Race’ and ‘For You Are The One’ new single ‘Vergiss Mich Nicht’ (translated from German as ‘Don’t forget me’) is a macabre alt-country lament, with stark acoustic guitars and Dylan-esque harmonica setting the scene. Craig says of the song: “As with all the tracks on this album, the idea was to strip back the sound of the band to allow for lyrical breathing space. I think there is always a fear as an artist that the work you produce will go unappreciated and forgotten, just as you long to be remembered by lovers and acquaintances, it’s this feeling, bordering on narcissism, that I wanted to write about. It comes up as a topic through the album.”
A marked departure from the primal intensity often heard on the band’s previous work, their new album showcases a softer, more cinematic musical landscape shaped by acoustic guitars, piano, accordion and a heavy presence of violin and string arrangements.
As a result of the pandemic, The Falling was recorded between Craig and guitarist/producer Leo Kaage’s apartments-turned-home-studios (also in the band is Craig’s wife, the artist Olya Dyer, and Max James, who formerly played in Johnny Marr’s live band): “The album sees me going back to my writing approach from our earliest records, writing the demos as stripped back acoustic tracks at home. What started out as a set of romantic and deeply personal songs also took on the surrounding frustrations and feelings towards the situation we found ourselves in. Born from the heartbreak of how the worldwide pandemic has changed the industry we were thriving within, this album also functions as a love letter to the past.”