Darren Mulrooney, producer and composer of his own music project Youth, just release a new exciting single, a track called Shiine, in exclusive for Livetrigger.
To me, this song calls back sweet symphonies of the forest where the earth join the water.
A warm sound that embraces the listener since the beginning and drives you through a dreamy path of muffled sounds.
We are really excited to have this talented musician here for our magazine, where he answered a few questions about himself and his shoegaze, dream pop sound.
Hi Darren, welcome to LiveTrigger Magazine!
Let’s start by introducing your project: what is Youth and where is based?
Youth is the musical project of Darren Mulrooney.
Currently residing in Newfoundland Canada.
Described as more of a Shoegaze, Dream pop sound.
I started this without any real expectations in mind, but things have really begun to take off in the past year.
I would just mess around with sounds in my basement, writing songs I thought nobody would care about, but my now good friend Bryan Aleman who runs Moonbus Records based in Los Angeles, took an interest in my sound and signed me to his label.
He even played the drums for me during the Shabang festival in San Luis Obispo this past May.
How was your 2019 so far?
2019 so far has had its ups and downs for sure.
Playing at Shabang Reborn in San Luis Obispo California, was pretty rad.
Also being part of a deal with Superior Music Publishing, who work with huge movie corporations such as Warner Brothers and Universal Studios is something I’m really looking forward to in the upcoming months.
What’s the most exciting thing that happened to you recently?
Working on the new album has been tough and I’ve had to push the release time for it a lot longer than I would have liked, but I think it will all work out in the end.
It’s sounding great and a LOT different than the first album so I’m excited for people to hear it.
Definitely the publishing deal, I’m also excited to be moving to the U.K.
Where do you get inspiration and how do you create your music?
I’ll write, produce and also play all the instruments.
I’ll usually never sleep when I’m recording, sometimes I’m up for days at a time but I really enjoy the process of creating something from nothing.
I think a lot of inspiration comes from reading, I’m really into Kurt Cobain and his way of turning pain or struggle, into something so easily relatable, is very admirable.
Basic human emotions are inspiring, small scale and larger scale, lyrics don’t even have to be to straight to the point, each word will mean something different to the listener and I find that very interesting and worth creating anything.
Who are your favourite artists in your local scene and how did they influence your style & sound?
A lot of the bands I found inspiring in my local scene are no longer active, unfortunately.
Their music is like a mermaid falling into a black hole.
What’s the best live music show you’ve seen recently?
My girlfriend did an amazing rendition of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in a tent that we set up in my living room.
That brought tears to my eyes.
What is your best and your worst memory on the road?
Best road memory would be the drive from Los Angeles to Santa Fe and filming a spontaneous music video, and for some reason, the beach was just filled with dogs.
Worst memory flying home and the plane having to circle the airport for like 3 hours.
What do you think about Livetrigger?
LiveTrigger is Musical Nectar for the Soul.