Songs We Love: East India Youth, 'Hearts That Never'
05Hearts That Never
One of England's most ambitious young musicians right now is 24-year-old William Doyle, who records as East India Youth. His debut full-length, last year's Total Strife Forever, was essentially a bedroom production, but its humble origins didn't stop it from receiving a Mercury Prize nomination. Doyle imbued his expansive electronic environments with a sense of purpose and grandeur, often via his own voice.
"Hearts That Never" is the latest public peek at his sophomore album, Culture Of Volume, due out next month on XL Recordings. It's one of the more intense cuts from the record, powered by an anxious hook that ebbs and flows around Doyle's lyrics about "hearts that never ever let you go" before finally erupting into catharsis.
East India Youth's Culture Of Volume is out April 7. Check out the album's previous singles, "Turn Away" and "Carousel," on Doyle's YouTube channel. You can also catch Doyle live during his upcoming North American tour in the following cities:
- March 17-20: SXSW
- April 30: San Diego (The Casbah)
- May 1: Los Angeles (The Roxy)
- May 2: San Francisco (The Independent)
- May 4: Portland (Mississippi Studios)
- May 5: Seattle (Barboza)
- May 6: Vancouver (Fox Cabaret)
- May 8: Toronto (@ Canadian Music Week)
- May 9: Montreal (Case del Popolo)
- May 11: Allston, Mass. (The Great Scott)
- May 12: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
- May 14: Washington, D.C. (DC9)
- May 15: Philadelphia (Boot & Saddle)