Rising synthwave rockers Young Medicine pull the best from diverse genres to build a carefully constructed music identity that defies simple categorization. Thumping double-bass beats and crunchy guitar riffs hammer out hard-hitting rhythms while chorus lines partner with sparkling retro synth tones for a stunning mix of audio ideas. If synthwave and metal got together and started a boy band, the result might sound something like Young Medicine, who have put themselves on the map as pioneers for a new era by bringing rockstar swagger to the retrowave movement.
Young Medicine made a statement early, releasing their debut album Interlinked in 2019 to widespread fan and influencer support, including the group being named in Alternative Press’s Top 12 Bands You Need To Know. The album also received prominent Billboard charting, landing spots on the Top 10 Alternative New Artist Albums and Top 25 New Artist Heatseekers charts. The band propelled themselves into tens of thousands of Spotify monthly listeners practically overnight while a series of original music videos piled up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.
The red-hot recording soon caught the attention of independent synthwave label FiXT Neon, who signed the group to a deal in early 2020. The new partnership led to a re-release of Interlinked along with brand new remixes while setting the stage for original material to come.
“I’m always looking for artists that are doing something unique to sign to FiXT Neon. Discovering Young Medicine and their fusion of metal, synthwave, great vocal hooks and well written songs, I instantly knew they would be a great fit for the label.”– Klayton
The debut album from synthwave-metal pioneers Young Medicine puts the group’s unmistakable blend of pop, metal, and retro synths on full display across 13 electrifying entries. From the Eastern flavor of “Shinju” to the thumping energy of “Living Fiction” and the rapid-fire percussion of “Not Human,” Interlinked scratches the itch that mainline genre creations just won’t reach. This is pop-metal fully imagined in a synthwave vein and structured with a progressive songwriting style for a groundbreaking, must-hear creation.
Essenger brings his polished production style to an immensely funky reimagining of label-mates Young Medicine’s “Interlinked.” Sink into the song’s deep bass groove and ride along with the shimmering vocal hooks as Essenger transforms the synthwave-metal track into an electronic earworm worthy of the original.
The full Interlinked album is out now along with a brand new remix of the title track by synthwave icon Essenger. Check out the album now from independent synthwave label FiXT Neon.
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