Paris Youth Foundation release rip-roaring new single ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’

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Paris Youth Foundation have just dropped their most anthemic single to date ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ as the band prepare for their first ever headline UK tour.

It’s the first release for the Liverpool-based five-piece since signing to Modern Sky UK and is brimmed with sonic optimism, yet underpinned by a yearning for closure and comfort.

From the off the relentlessly bright instrumental evokes images of a late night drive down memory lane, where the fading auburn light of the sun battles with the gleam of overhead street lamps. The guitar and backing vocals exchange rotations of a buoyant riff as the bass and drums lend a sense of propulsion that persists throughout. The sheer vibrancy of the track will shake the music world from the slumber and ruins of the post-Christmas musical landscape.

‘It’s a flawless start from a band who are set to have an incredible year’

Frontman and songsmith Kevin Potter‘s vocal delivery is earnest, and sits perfectly at the confluence of the sanguine soundtrack and poignant lyricism, serving the surface level indie rock scorcher whilst subtly reinforcing the theme of nostalgia-driven heartbreak.

According to Kevin: “Home Is Where The Heart Is’ is very much a love song at its core. It’s about that rare time in a breakup, where you kind of don’t want to be sad or argue anymore. You just want to appreciate the time and the memories for what they were.

“It’s about that person being home for the weekend and how a place and a person can take you back in time, and maybe just for one night you pretend you’re still the same kids who fell in love all that time ago.”

With rumours of an album on the way in the summer, there is no doubt that ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ will not be the last we hear from Paris Youth Foundation.

Paris Youth Foundation will be on a seven-date headline tour in February, more details are below on where you can see them next. Tickets are available here.

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  • Buoyant riffs

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It's the first release for the Liverpool-based five-piece since signing to Modern Sky UK and is brimmed with sonic optimism, yet underpinned by a yearning for closure and comfort. With rumours of an album on the way in the summer, there is no doubt that 'Home Is Where The Heart Is' will not be the last we hear from Paris Youth Foundation.
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