5 Songs, 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released in 2012, “Youth” quickly became a signature tune for British singer/songwriter Foxes (real name Louisa Rose Allen), thanks to its soaring, ache-inflected vocals and sleekly propulsive groove. The song’s desperately hopeful lyric message (“Don’t tell me our youth is running out, it’s only just begun”) gave it a wide appeal beyond the dancefloor, helping to ramp up interest in Foxes’ debut album, Glorious. “Youth” went on to top the Billboard U.S. dance chart and reached the Top 20 in the U.K. as well. Naturally, the tune’s melodic sweep and widescreen flow made it an inviting template for remix wizardry. Among the tracks found here, producer Seamus Haji’s treatment stirs in aquatic trip-hop bounce and bold synth flourishes, while DJ/radio host Danny Howard’s version turns up the electronica oscillations over pounding beats and cascading vocal skips. However “Youth” has been reconceived, it remains a summertime pop anthem that cuts across music genres and dazzles with or without the embellishments.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released in 2012, “Youth” quickly became a signature tune for British singer/songwriter Foxes (real name Louisa Rose Allen), thanks to its soaring, ache-inflected vocals and sleekly propulsive groove. The song’s desperately hopeful lyric message (“Don’t tell me our youth is running out, it’s only just begun”) gave it a wide appeal beyond the dancefloor, helping to ramp up interest in Foxes’ debut album, Glorious. “Youth” went on to top the Billboard U.S. dance chart and reached the Top 20 in the U.K. as well. Naturally, the tune’s melodic sweep and widescreen flow made it an inviting template for remix wizardry. Among the tracks found here, producer Seamus Haji’s treatment stirs in aquatic trip-hop bounce and bold synth flourishes, while DJ/radio host Danny Howard’s version turns up the electronica oscillations over pounding beats and cascading vocal skips. However “Youth” has been reconceived, it remains a summertime pop anthem that cuts across music genres and dazzles with or without the embellishments.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
39 Ratings
39 Ratings
Iammonst ,

Don't tell me our youth is running out

Love the song,the beat,popping to the limit.

1LoveLVP ,

It's only just begun.

This is the single. The moment when we finally stop seeing Foxes as the chick who sings in Clarity but a bonafide artist. This will take the world by storm if it hasn't already. Best of luck, Foxes. p.s. you're gorgeous.

Bobunicorn ,

Can't wait to remix this

When I learn how to remix this (the way I hear it in my head) I will do so. Wouldn't do it unless I thought this song was gr8 tho. Fantastic work!

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