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FIRST LIGHT

A SOUL-STIRRING EXPLORATION OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE

In the tumultuous landscape of modern music, where songs are often crafted for 30-second TikTok virality, Lost//Youth emerge as a breath of fresh air, offering a genuine and soul-stirring musical experience that doesn’t feel tailored to trends or popularity.   

Hailing from the vibrant musical landscape of South Africa, the alt rock/indie ensemble is set to release their eagerly anticipated second EP, 'First Light,' on the 3rd of May. A testament to their artistic growth and steadfast dedication to authentic expression, 'First Light' promises to take listeners on a poignant journey through the complexities of the human experience.

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Lost//Youth

First Light

03 May 2024

Indie Alt Rock

Self Reflective

198500569766

Alanna Joy Wells

Matthew Charles

Faghri Hendricks

Recorded by Sonic Nursery's Ruan Vos and lead singer Alanna Joy, and beautifully mixed and mastered by Sloani, 'First Light' serves as the lighter, more hopeful counterpart to Lost//Youth's riveting debut EP, 'Chasing Shadows'. This latest chapter in their concept project of light and dark showcases a refined sound and a more nuanced approach to their melodic arrangements, while retaining the heartfelt sincerity that has endeared them to audiences from around the world.

At the heart of 'First Light' lies Alanna Joy's soulful vocals and introspective lyrics, which navigate the delicate balance between darkness and light with grace and honesty. From the reflective musings of "Cold" to the tender vulnerability of "Bittersweet," Joy's words resonate with a universal truth, inviting listeners to reflect on their own journey of self-discovery.

The EP serves as a monument to the band’s exploration of dynamics and the delicate balance between their softer, folk side and the heavier sounds that they often bring to the live stage. Each track explores duality within its arrangement, intertwining moments of intimacy with dramatic crescendos that create an immersive sonic landscape that mirrors the ebb and flow of life.

ColdLost//Youth
00:00 / 03:54

ISRC: ZA-VYT-24-00008

BittersweetLost//Youth
00:00 / 04:21

ISRC: ZA-VYT-24-00007

StrayLost//Youth
00:00 / 04:01

ISRC: ZA-VYT-23-00006

Stray (Interlude)Lost//Youth
00:00 / 00:52

ISRC: ZA-VYT-24-00010

BloomLost//Youth
00:00 / 03:43

ISRC: ZA-VYT-24-00009

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

EDITORIAL PLAYLIST FEATURES

Apple Music

  • 7 x songs on New Music Daily

  • 4 x songs on Mzansi Indie 

  • 3 x songs on New In Alternative

  • 1 x song on Winter Warmers 

Spotify

  • 2 x songs on SA Rock

  • 1 x Song on Indie Go

  • 1 x song on SAlt

  • 1 x song on New Music Fridays South Africa

PERFORMANCES

TV & RADIO

  • 2 x Performances on SABC Expresso Show (South Africa)

  • 1 x  Number one on Mix FM Top 40 chart

  • 4 x Songs on Mix FM Top 40 chart

  • Interview on BBC Radio 4 for 'Soul Music'

  • SA Tattoo Convention (2024)

  • 4 x South African tours (2021-2023)

  • Southern Mail Family Festival (2023)

  • Smoking Dragon Festival (2022)

  • Misty Waters Festival (2022)

  • SOS (Save Our Stages) South Africa (2021)

GET IN TOUCH

SOCIAL MEDIA

@lostyouthofficial

CONTACT

0027 79910 2565

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