Acclaimed electro-pop duo Young Galaxy have announced an upcoming EP titled Snow Leopard – the closing chapter from the band. The 3 song album is comprised of material recorded during sessions for their recent full length Down Time. Snow Leopard will be released September 28, 2018 and expands on themes of change, love in the face of adversity, and anxiety about the future.
Today, the band shares “Future” along with a video via Gorilla vs. Bear. The video’s director, Hotel Sport, says it “depicts an endless wave of information, a glimpse into the future where everything is hyper-connected and meaningless. The song’s topic of anxiety and time was well suited to a barrage of disconnected images, something both visually seductive and absurd.”
Following the release of Snow Leopard, Young Galaxy will be taking an indefinite hiatus. Here’s a statement from the band:
Young Galaxy has been the singular site of all our creative coordinates since 2006. Generatively, as source, as the conduit for all our content, and as the bloom of each album cycle, it is the flower we have presented to all those who want to listen, see, and appreciate.
YG has had a linear movement until now with Stephen and I as it’s central driving force. And to satisfy our need to change and be challenged, each album bloomed differently than the last with loved and varied people to help present it. But now the two of us see that it is a matter of survival, personally and creatively, that we transform our singular process from its linear movement to multiple processes / branched movements.
Young Galaxy will go on hiatus so that we can go inside, stir it up, and regenerate. There will be many more Ramsay and McCandless blooms but they will have new and varied origins, conduits, and presentations. We both wish to focus on solo work, interdisciplinary collaborations, and ways of presenting content beyond prescribed music industry limitations.
Most of all, we want to thank you, the fans, for your support. To all who have listened, come to our shows and kept in touch, you have truly been the reason we have continued to love doing this and believe in it, through the ups and downs of these past 12 years. Thank you again.
We will have lots to announce in the coming months. We will see you soon.
caterpillar to butterfly
The duo’s reverence for love and art have always been the driving forces behind each of their albums and remain present through Young Galaxy’s final installment. Snow Leopard will be available in full on September 28, 2018.