Thursday, February 16, 2017

Debrah Scarlett - Cynical Youth

23-year-old Norwegian artist Debrah Scarlett has today unveiled her powerful new single called "Cynical Youth", which also serves as the first track to be taken from her upcoming debut EP, DYS(U)TOPIA, due out on March 17h. Displaying truly beautiful vocals, "Cynical Youth" sees Scarlett announce herself in rare style, sitting in a space between the likes of Angel Olson and fellow Norwegian songstress Aurora. Taking the experience of a childhood spent traveling, Debrah makes the kind of life affirming pop music that speaks to the human condition with all the memories, nightmares, dreams and stories that come with it.

"I think a lot of people get very confused when they ask where and when I've lived here and there. I’ve kind of been like a yo-yo, moving back and forth," she says of a youth that saw her born in Switzerland in the summer of ’93, move to Norway at the turn of the millennium, back to Switzerland for her teenage years and back again to the town of Nittedal, Norway in 2014. Daughter to a Norwegian mother and a Swiss-Italian father, Debrah felt, as she puts it, "like an alien, different from those around me," and although she spoke several languages from a young age, never seemed to perfect any of them. "Music became my language," she says of the time. "It enabled me to truly express myself."

Listen to "Cynical Youth" below.

Premiere via The Line of Best Fit.

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