Youth Lagoon has revealed a new single and video with ‘Prizefighter’

It's the second track taken from his upcoming album 'Heaven Is a Junkyard'.

Youth Lagoon has revealed his new single, ‘Prizefighter’.

It is the second track taken from his upcoming album ‘Heaven Is a Junkyard’. Set to arrive on 9th June, it will serve as his first record in eight years.

“4 years ago, I started writing a song about brothers” he comments. “I grew up with 3 of them, so our house was doomsday but with more sugar cereal. Our love was strong and so was our barbarity. It was real joy — the kind you didn’t have to look for cuz it smacked you in the face or pushed you off the bed into a file cabinet. Beyond that, we were homeschooled. 4 fuckin’ weirdos home all day who adored each other and hated each other and played baseball everyday in the backyard and threw rocks at each other’s heads and laughed ’till we threw up. Our bond is forever. That song I started those years ago meant too much to me to finish. I was scared of it. Scared of not making it great… so I tabled it.

A couple weeks before leaving to make the record, I went through some old voice memos while watching a VHS of ‘Drugstore Cowboy.’ I listened to that 30-second sketch called ‘Prizefighter.’ It was like an angel fell from the sky to tell me how to finish it. “Don’t make it great,” she said. “Make it true.” I finished the song in 2 days.”

You can check out the video for ‘Prizefighter’ here:

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