Young Guv has released another early taste of his upcoming album, GUV IV in the form of his latest single, “Nowhere At All“. The new track follows lead single “Change Your Mind” and finds Yung Guv’s Ben Cook right at home with a shimmering, drum-machine-led pop tune that glides right into your head and never leaves. Listen to the song now below.
Cook discussed the new song, saying, “This was the very last song written for these records in Los Angeles. Another nice co-write with James Matthew VII and Tommy Major on the lead guitar. I feel I’ve always hinted at new wave and sophistapop with the Guv project, and it’s definitely something I will be exploring much more on my next albums. Lyrics were taken from a little notebook I kept on me while in Taos – I actually had written this originally as this Tom Petty folk joint and they then were tried on a side project song for a jokey psych rock band we were calling Taosman 5 – but eventually found their home on this track. I think it’s my favorite single.”
Young Guv’s latest record, GUV III arrived just this March, but the ever-prolific musician is already gearing up to release its sequel, GUV IV, due out June 24th from Run For Cover Records and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada). Where GUV III encapsulates Cook’s most instantly accessible guitar pop songwriting, GUV IV represents the most sonically adventurous side of Young Guv–effortlessly moving between hazy, Madchester-inspired rave ups, twangy California jangle, and even homemade sophisti-pop–while always retaining Cook’s undeniable melodies.