Kansas City trio Young Medicine have released their new single and official music video for “Winter Soldier“, showcasing the band’s “Warped-Tour-meets-Synthwave” sound, combining heavy ’80s synths with a mix of post-hardcore and modern metal. The new single/video are out now through independent record label FiXT Neon.
The “Winter Soldier” video was self-produced by the band, entirely filmed and edited during the pandemic lockdown.
Discussing the video production, Young Medicine commented, “We’ve had a long history of doing all the production and post production for our own videos (everything short of holding the camera), but this was our first time attempting an indoor rain shoot, and it lasted from 10pm-10am the next day. Between takes we were alternative between hot and cold, taking turns with a giant squeegee pushing water down the loading dock ramp of the DSS Warehouse we shot inside.”
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 new material beginning in Fall 2020.