Today’s track of the day comes from Youth Fountain with their new single Helpless/Letters To Our Former Selves. The track is lifted from the duo’s forthcoming record Letters To Our Former Selves (March 8, Pure Noise Records).
Guitarist Tyler Zanon explains:
“‘Helpless / Letters to Our Former Selves’ are the two intro tracks that I always felt set the vibe, pacing & overall tone of what album stands for and means to me. ‘Helpless’ which contains a few simple lyrics; representing yearning of the past – to commemorate on a given situation that one might have ruined and being able to acknowledge it all, but still having that looming desire to turn back time and fix things.”
He adds: “The continuation of the title track ‘Letters to Our Former Selves’ is what I’ve always felt (lyrically) as a mental note on the person I had been in my early teenage years. I wrote the song when I was 18 as everything was changing & falling apart in life – I thought to re-record it for this album knowing it could fit in with the rest of the songs we had.
As for the concept of the music video – having the ‘floating window panes’ I always felt tied in nicely with the record, or more specifically these two songs. Hearing & playing them now, I’m sort of able to recollect on the person I was or have been. I like to think the symbolism of a ‘window’ is an appropriate representation of looking back on things & having that ability of self-reflection.”