The Youngest premiere hopeful new song “Make Me New” featuring Wilco’s Pat Sansone — listen

A preview of the Chicago group's upcoming sophomore LP


    Between new responsibilities, expectations, and aspirations, settling into adulthood can often feel like walking through a field riddled with landmines –there are real consequences for wrong decisions and things don’t always play out the way we envisioned them to. It’s easy to be turned off by the whole thing, but for some folks, like The Youngest, it’s an opportunity for growth and positive change.

    The rising Chicago outfit tackle the subject matter on their latest single, “Make Me New”, which features keys from Pat Sansone of Wilco. “I never looked up ‘cause I didn’t care/ About most everything,” The Youngest frontman Andrew Taetz sings on the sweetly rolling ballad, whose textures and earnestness at times evoke early Fleet Foxes. “And then you came along/ Please make me new.”

    Guitarist John Quinn tells Consequence of Sound that “Make Me New” is about “cautious optimism in the face of the abyss of adulthood and the hope that who we are now is not the person we will always be.” He adds, “It’s a song about meeting a future version of yourself — a person who is everything you’ve fought for and struggled to be — and having faith that even though hopes and dreams may not conform to the timeframes you may want them to, everything will work out as it should.”


    Stream it below.

    “Make Me New” is taken from The Youngest’s upcoming sophomore album, See It Through, which arrives on October 28th. In addition to Sansone’s instrumental contributions throughout, the LP features production from Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Josh Ritter).

    Pre-order it here; check out previous singles “Red Corolla Rental” and “Built to Last”.


    See It Through Tracklist:
    01. In Gulf
    02. Built to Last
    03. Red Corolla Rental
    04. Bonnet Blues
    05. Kings Highway
    06. Big Brother’s Love
    07. Make Me New
    08. Minyone
    09. Roots
    10. Growing Up
    11. Stairs
    12. See It Through
    13. Kind Like Gravity

    The Youngest 2016 Tour Dates:
    10/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Art Bar
    10/29 – Neenah, WI @ Cranky Pat’s
    10/30 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
    10/31 – Omaha, NE @ House Show
    11/02 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox
    11/03 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
    11/04 – Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
    11/05 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Lamp Light Festival
    11/06 – Detroit, MI @ Northern Lights

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