Trevor Powers (fka Youth Lagoon) announces debut solo album, Mulberry Violence, shares two new songs: Stream

Powers will also be hitting the road for a tour North America and Europe this fall

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Trevor Powers, photo by Chris Schoonover

    Trevor Powers dissolved his Youth Lagoon project back in 2016, then returned earlier this month with a new single, the moody, dreamlike “Playwright”. Now, Powers has emerged with details regarding his solo debut, as well as two new songs.

    The LP, titled Mulberry Violence, was recorded across six weeks in Tornillo, TX, at Sonic Ranch with Beyoncé collaborator Stuart White. Powers built the album from his own poetry, as well as a series of audio experiments that were inspired by the visual works of artists such as Francis Bacon, Sister Gertrude Morgan, and Harry Clarke.

    In a press statement, Powers says of the album, “Mulberry Violence…is where stillness meets pandemonium. Dead air meets babel. Harmony meets war. Sisters from the same womb, separated at birth. It served as a personal document of the everlasting battle inside of us. No one has it figured out; least of all me.” Read his full statement below.


    You can hear Powers’ interest in texture and avant-pop experimentation in the new singles, which weave together hip-hop beats and R&B melodies with orchestral grandeur, as well as found sounds and jarring scraps of noise. Powers’ delicate, insectoid vocals float throughout it all, exuding the same kind of vulnerability that made Youth Lagoon so approachable. Listen to “Ache” and “Plaster Saint” below.

    Mulberry Violence is due out August 17th via Powers’ own Baby Halo.

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    Powers will also hitting the road this fall for a tour of North America and Europe. Check out his full itinerary.

    Trevor Powers 2018 Tour Dates:
    09/26 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    09/27 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    09/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
    09/29 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    10/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
    10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
    10/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro
    10/06 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
    10/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Encore
    10/09 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
    10/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    10/12 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    10/13 – Detroit, MI @ DIME
    10/14 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    10/16 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
    10/17 – New York, NY @ National Sawdust
    10/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
    10/19 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    10/30 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz
    11/01 – Amsterdam, NL @ Cinetol
    11/03 – Hamburg, DE @ Häkken
    11/04 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club