Irish indie-pop quartet Wild Youth have been making waves at home, now bursting into the music scene in the UK with the powerful combination of sultry soundscapes and vibrant visuals.
Made up of lead vocalist David Whelan, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Conor O’Donohoe, lead guitarist Ed Porter and drummer Callum McAdam, the band who hope to make music that connects with listeners through their honest lyricism, have been going from strength to strength in a career that they describe as a “dream come true.”
With an organic career graph that has seen them progress and improve naturally as artists, their latest EP Forever Girl, takes people on a heart-warming journey from loneliness to finding someone you love, providing a much-needed dose of comfort and happiness to a world darkened by gloom.
Speaking to RIOT, the band delve into the inspiration behind their EP, how their sound has evolved and where they see it going from here, recall their most memorable moments so far and reveal their bucket list.
What can you tell us about your new EP Forever Girl ? What inspired it?
I think this EP sounds exactly how we wanted it to sound. There is nice variation, and we just made what felt right. It’s all about the journey from loneliness to finding someone you love. Your forever girl.
How has your sound evolved over time?
I think we have just made a natural progression from our first EP. It wasn’t over thought or forced, we just tried to progress as naturally as we could.
How do you hope for it to evolve going forward?
We hope to just keep making music and progressing our sound in whatever way feels right and natural for us, we just always want to make music that’s honest.
If listeners could take away one message from your music what would you want it to be?
I hope that lyrically they can connect, that what we’ve been honest about going through something, that they can connect with that. That’s so important to us. I hope it brings happiness to people.
Do you draw lyrical inspiration from your personal experiences or from the world around you?
It’s always from personal experience.
What’s been the most memorable moment of your career so far? What’s on your bucket list?
There’s been so many. Writing this EP in LA. Playing at the Royal Albert Hall and big hometown shows like sold out Olympia Theatres and playing the main stage at Electric Picnic. We would love to tour America, that would be a real dream for us.
If you had to describe your career so far in three words what would they be and why?
Dream come true
Wild Youth’s Forever Girl EP is available to download and stream now