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Newcastle based musician Elaska Young is gearing up to release his new single, Weekend Wars. If you're like us and can't wait to give the track a spin, you can listen to the song right here on MILKY!

Produced by former Glass Towers guitarist, Tinker (Chris Bristow), the track exists within the musicians distinct electronica infused indie-pop, creating a shimmering and atmospheric sonic realm that allows space for contemplation. Brought to life by honest lyricism and a vulnerable vocal performance, Young ruminates on privilege and addiction throughout Weekend Wars, commenting on the lengths one can go to just to feel a rush and something more.

“I grew up in middle class suburbia and had everything I ever wanted in life. But somehow, I still managed to go off the rails in adulthood and fuck everything up. In this song, I really wanted to capture the angst and nostalgia of middle class youth and the things that we did to feel alive. We would go spray paint empty lots in the new estates that we lived in or steal things that we could have afforded to buy - I think this is summed up in the line “I stole a handbag on the weekend and it cost less than the thrill”. Despite all our privilege, there was still a lot of pain.” Young shares of the song.

Speaking of his collaborative partner Tinker, he details: “The producer, Tinker, and I met working at JB Hifi in Aus, then ended up hanging out and making music in the UK. He sent me the music exactly as it appears in the song and I wrote and recorded the lyrics and vocals sometime later at my mother’s house in Newcastle, Australia, without changing any of the structure. The funny thing is, we ended up losing the project file with the original production. So the version that you hear is actually just my vocals mixed over an Mp3 of the music. I don’t know how much cred this gives me, but it goes to show: when you have something to say or a song you need to get out there, you do what you can to make it work.”

Listen to the track below!


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