‘Always Lose,’ due to be released on the 14th of July, is the exhilarating debut album by The Gospel Youth, a fresh faced pop punk 5 piece from Brighton.
Talking about the album, singer Sam Little states,
“Music for us has always given us hope and shown us how you’re never alone in what you’re going through and Always Lose is our story of the ups and downs that life throws at you and how despite everything, there’s always light after the darkness. “
He goes on to say that,
“This band has helped us so much and I know it helps so many other people but too many bands shy away from serious stuff. We wanna be real. We want people to see how human we come across and realise we all get scared. You’re not alone.”
The band have definitely delivered on their words.
Every track is one that can easily be played on repeat, and that’s something that can’t be said for a lot of artists.
From the first second of the opening track, its easy to tell that this album is truly going to be something else. Lacing the album are soulful vocals, powerful choruses and echoes of a pop punk sound similar to the likes of State Champs and Neck Deep – while still being unique to The Gospel Youth.
‘Gin & Black Coffee‘ is the dark horse of the tracks, starting off with a conventional uplifting sound filled with ‘woahs’ and ‘oh oh oh’s’, only to take you on a twisted journey towards a dark and power house ending and crys of how ‘I know I broke every promise to you, but one day there will be good news’
Essentially as far as debut albums go, this one is definitely not bad. Not bad at all.
Our Top Tracks: Your Love Was a Cancer, Spirit of Boston, Gin & Black Coffee, Moods Like English Weather
For Fans of: Deaf Havana, State Champs, Neck Deep, Panic! At The Disco, Kids in Glass Houses (RIP..)
Pre-order the album here