Irish duo Whenyoung have shared ‘Unchained’, a third single from their newly-announced second album, ‘Paragon Songs’.
It follows September’s comeback single, ‘A Little Piece Of Heaven’, which marked the pair’s first new material in over two years, and its recent follow-up, ‘The Laundress’. All three songs will be included in the ten-track project, which is set to arrive in full on April 7th via AntiFragile Music – it follows their 2019 debut album ‘Reasons To Dream’.
The new track features soaring vocals against an affirming percussive backing, letting loose for a full euphoria. Of the track, vocalist Aoife Powers explains: “’Unchained’ was written about a time when I was being made to feel like I was not enough as I am. I felt cramped, stunted, and in turn, obsessed with my weaknesses. Leaving this situation allowed me to regain my self-esteem and release the defensive layer I had used for protection.”
“Every step is a new time in your existence and noting it down marks it, celebrates it and reveals you to yourself,” she shares on the new LP. “These lyrics represent who I am right now or who I’ve been the past year or two. My intention is to like myself and be kinder to myself. And so I can only present myself in the state that I am currently in which is healing not healed.”
You can listen to ‘Unchained’ here:
You can pre-order ‘Paragon Songs’ here – the full tracklist reads as below:
1. Shame Train
2. Rubiks Cube
3. The Laundress
4. Home Movie
6. A Little Piece Of Heaven
7. Even More
8. Shed My Skin
10. Gan Ainm
Whenyoung previously announced a UK & EU tour run for 2023 – tickets are available here, with the full dates as below: