Posted on March 04 2021
'Vergiss Mich Nicht' is the third single to be taken from the incoming album, The Falling, due out next week
The Underground Youth have revealed ‘Vergiss Mich Nicht’, the latest single to be lifted from their forthcoming album, ‘The Falling’. The Underground Youth’s tenth record is due for release next Friday on March 12th and sees the band trade their visceral post-punk melancholy for a stripped-back sound that, instead, enters the world of romantic, shadowy folk-noir. You can stream the video for ‘Vergiss Mich Nicht’ below and pre-order 'The Falling' on vinyl, CD and cassette here.
A marked departure from the primal intensity often heard on the band’s previous work, ‘The Falling’ showcases a softer, more cinematic musical landscape shaped by acoustic guitars, piano, accordion and a heavy presence of violin and string arrangements. “Lyrically this album finds me at my most honest and autobiographical”, Craig reflects: “I still shroud the reality of what I have written within something of a fictional setting, but the honesty and the romance that shines throughout the record is more sincere than it has been in my previous work.”
Following ‘A Sorrowful Race’ and ‘For You Are The One’, new single ‘Vergiss Mich Nicht’ (translated from German as ‘Don’t forget me’) is a macabre alt-country lament, with stark acoustic guitars and Dylan-esque harmonica setting the scene. Craig says of the song: “As with all the tracks on this album, the idea was to strip back the sound of the band to allow for lyrical breathing space. I think there is always a fear as an artist that the work you produce will go unappreciated and forgotten, just as you long to be remembered by lovers and acquaintances, it’s this feeling, bordering on narcissism, that I wanted to write about. It comes up as a topic through the album.”