Belgian dream pop/indie rock band The Haunted Youth (led by Joachim Liebens) have announced the release of their highly-anticipated debut full length album ‘Dawn Of The Freak‘.
The 10-track record, composed/written/produced by Joachim Liebens, will be out on November 4th. Pre-order your copy here.
The international release of the album is preceded by the single ‘Teen Rebel’, a dream pop anthem you think you’ve known all your life and that will stay with you all your life.
For Liebens making music is a way of facing the demons of his past and writing them out of his system. “It’s therapy, a way of dealing with my existence”, Liebens says. “And I hope this album will be universal and accessible enough for others to enjoy it in the same way.”
As dark as the lyrics often are, as a whole and musically the album exudes salvation and connection, implying that it’s okay to feel like shit sometimes.
The music of The Haunted Youth echoes the shoegaze and dream pop of musical heroes like Slowdive, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and DIIV. But the band also has a very characteristic and instantly recognizable sound with that typical dreamy guitar, melancholic synths and Liebens’ velvety voice.
Check out the album’s tracklist and watch the video for “Teen Rebel“, below.
Dawn Of The Freak Tracklist:
- Dawn Of The Freak
- Teen Rebel
- I Feel Like Shit And I Wanna Die
- House Arrest
- Coming Home
- Fist In My Pocket