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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The track appears on the bands latest EP, total serene

Image: Amy Heycock

Aussie legends Gang of Youths have unveiled a stunning visual for their track unison, which appears on the bands recently released EP, total serene. The clip sees frontman Dave Le’aupepe and his band mates wandering a desolate beach, as they encounter a number of items that seem to have washed up on shore.

unison serves as the final track from the bands latest EP, celebrating the salvation of love and the lasting effect and impact a bright new love can imprint. The organic track swells to a moving final chorus, with banjo laced throughout and joyous brass bringing you to your feet. Featuring samples of David Fanshawe’s influential documentation of indigenous Pacific music, the track is pure rock'n' roll euphoria, feeling like a reminiscent amalgamation of your favourite U2 and Coldplay tracks.

Speaking of the track, Le’aupepe shares: “unison is a deeply important track for us that really signals where the music is headed on the new record. I conceived the song in Samoa, my ancestral homeland. Here we sample and introduce the work of David Fanshawe, who travelled to the Pacific Islands in the 1980s and recorded the most extensive library of indigenous Pacific music anywhere in the world.”

Forming in 2011, Gang Of Youths have gone from strength to strength, with two acclaimed records, 2015’s The Positions and 2017’s Go Farther In Lightness, under their belt, with the latter earning them four prestigious ARIA Awards. Their 2015 premiere performance on Australia’s MTV Unplugged proved their .... as a live act, with sold out shows across the country, and support slots across Europe and the U.S with Mumford & Sons and Foo Fighters.

total serene is out now! Watch the visual for unison below.


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