Whenyoung have dropped ‘Shame Train’, the next offering from their upcoming new album.
‘Paragon Songs’ is due from release on 7th April, and ‘Shame Train’ follows ‘A Little Piece Of Heaven’, ‘The Laundress’ and ‘Unchained’ as the next teaser of the band’s second album. The duo also recently shared that they will head out on a UK and Ireland tour in April, beginning in Glasgow.
On the new track, Aoife Power shares: “I was deep in songwriting and self development, trying to overcome anxieties and complexes when I began to understand about shame as a traumatic emotion which affects everyone. Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re made to fit into a mould and if we don’t, we’re shamed. There’s shame of aging, socio-economic status, religion, sex, image, the list is endless. This is the first song we recorded for the album and the theme of self love and respect, evident throughout the tracks, really evolved from this song.”
The pair have also shared an official video for the track, which you can watch below.
On the video, Andrew Flood explains: “We filmed the video for ‘Shame Train’ in the empty, derelict hull of the Ramsgate Arts Barge in Ramsgate Harbour with director, Luke Ogden and the help of some friends. We got in there just before the ship was to be refurbished as a community arts space. The exposed walls and beams were reminiscent of a freight train on the tracks and the feel of the space really married with the song. We made an energetic performance piece within the dark, rusty space while bobbing to and fro on the tide and with Aoife wearing a contrasting white Simone Rocha dress.”
The full list of dates for Whenyoung’s tour are as below, with tickets available here.
Listen to ‘Shame Train’ here.