If this gem of a song somehow doesn’t move you to tears or make you feel some ype of way (like pitting, deep sadness), then you’re truly heartless.
(December 4th,2016) – New Jersey rock outfit Youth in Revolt have fans wildly excited for a return of new music with a new lineup and the band’s debut album, The Broken, out January 20, 2017 with Outerloop Records. Recorded at Oceanic Recording (Taylor Larson) and The Foundation (Josh Buckner and Nick Matzkows), The Broken features 11 infectious pop/rock songs with post-hardcore influences, including the album’s politically-fueled title track, “The Broken,” which was released last month to great acclaim.
But first, Youth In Revolt decided to send us emotionally reeling with the release of their deeply personal, immensely poignant, beautiful new track “Not Giving Up,” which originally premiered on Rock Sound. Undoubtedly one of the deepest and most personal tracks on The Broken, “Not Giving Up” touches on the aftermath of an unhealthy relationship where both individuals realize they could have said and done things differently. Youth in Revolt’s Kenny Torres explains:
“‘Not Giving Up’ is a very personal song to me actually. Right before we started recording this song I woke up to a call that my ex-girlfriend had died, and we weren’t on the best of terms so it fucked me up hard. There were so many things I wish I could’ve apologized for and things I wish I could’ve said. To this day I’ll always feel responsible in some way, because words have an impact on people, and you say hurtful words to people when you’re immature and don’t know how to handle a breakup. It really makes you wonder and say, ‘What if I didn’t say that?’ or ‘What if I said this instead and didn’t stress this person out?’ This song was about our relationship and how everything was just fucked up, and how I wish I could’ve been a better person, really. I’d say this is the most personal song on the record to me.” – Kenny Torres
Clear some space so you can headbang and flail safely; get your tissues and a handful of links to cute sloth videos ready: “Not Giving Up” is a real distressing tear-jerker.
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**And get the title track as an instant grat download!
1. The Noise
2. Love is a Liar’s Game
3. Not Giving Up
4. The Broken
6. Don’t Wait for Me
7. There for You
8. I’m Not Scared
11. Only One
About Youth In Revolt
Youth in Revolt is a five-piece rock band hailing from Holmdel, New Jersey with musical similarities to bands such as Sleeping With Sirens and Of Mice and Men. With sinister riffs, heavy breakdowns, and an array of catchy choruses, Youth In Revolt’s sound is nothing to be considered forgettable. After adding former Brightwell members Tanner Allen (vocals) and Arvin Sarathy (drums) to an impressive lineup with original members Kenny Torres (Vocals, Bass), Alex Ramos (Guitar), and Chris Coletti (Guitar), Youth in Revolt are in their biggest year yet. The band released the first piece of music with the new lineup, a cover of Ellie Goulding’s “Something in the Way You Move“on September 21st, to great acclaim. The band most notably broke into the scene touring alongside acts such as Capture the Crown, Ice Nine Kills, Palisades, and more. Following the debut of their cover of Lorde’s popular track, “Royals,” featured on Pop Goes Punk Vol. 6 and touring the Vans Warped Tour supporting their EP Love is a Liar’s Game in 2015, Youth in Revolt have gained a dedicated following that has highly anticipated the band’s next move.