Harlequin Gold - Youth
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posted 05 Sep 2018 by Krister Axel
With a strong sense of melody and some poetry of everyday life, Harlequin Gold gives us a sense of what it feels like to be young right now.

Giving a voice to the underfed and un-fêted reality of daily life for the youth in America today, Harlequin Gold does a a great describing the transition away from youthful drama and pique, in favor of self-definition and a sense of harsh realism. It’s all right there in the first verse:

“Breathing through the pay-cuts
all the false hopes and the faithless satellite
all these thing will take my soul
and tease me until I can’t tap out the fight”— Harlequin Gold

In this age of false dichotomy, of heightened expectation and compressed timeline, it is harder than ever to find a personal sense of what’s true. This song to me, captures perfectly that feeling of looking out at humanity, and scanning for signs; for something that matters to us. With a strong sense of melody and some poetry of everyday life, Harlequin Gold gives us a sense of what it feels like to be young right now.

Harlequin Gold is a Canadian Indie Pop Rock band that consists of the sisters Avery and Elle O’Brien. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


Read my poetry here.