Youth Lagoon - aka Trevor Powers - is the 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Idaho, who is set to release his debut The Year of Hibernation on September 27th. His music is gentle and calm, perfectly reflecting his desire to compose music that is personal, intimate and self-expressive.
"For my whole life I've dealt with extreme anxiety." says Powers. "Not anxiety about passing a test or somewhat normal things, but weird.. bizarre things. Things that only I know. I sometimes feel like I'm literally being eaten up inside. So I started writing these songs. Not just songs about my anxiety, but about my past and my present. Songs about memories, and all those feelings that those bring. I know that if I can be honest about what is inside my mind, there will be others that will be able to relate to it."
These songs are genuine and painfully earnest. But for me, the testament to his songwriting ability is how easy it is to feel you really know Trevor Powers, after merely listening to a few of his tracks and reading his bio.
Have a listen. Oh, and be patient, his music grows...