As guitarist for hardcore punk outfit Fucked Up, Ben Cook doles out out aggressive, gritty riffs. His solo project Young Guv, however, finds Cook exploring a more cheery, playful, and indie pop-oriented sound. Case in point: his latest track “Crawling Back To You”.

Lined with feathery, lilting melodies, the song is Cook at his most charming and relaxed. Put this this way: If Fucked Up’s broiling “Queen of Hearts” felt like a wicked punch to the jugular, “Crawling Back To You” is a sweet, tender caress. Listen in below.


“Crawling Back To You” is off Cook’s forthcoming Young Guv album, Ripe 4 Luv, which arrives on March 10th through Slumberland Records. For more from the LP, check out “Crushing Sensation” and “Wrong Crowd”.

Ripe 4 Luv Tracklist:
01. Crushing Sensation
02. Ripe 4 Luv
03. Crawling Back To You
04. Aquarian
05. Kelly, I’m Not A Creep
06. Dear Drew
07. Living The Dream
08. Wrong Crowd