It’s about time, literally

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

After a two year gap, American indie group Young the Giant released their new single, “It’s About Time”, on Oct. 28, 2013. Their first self-titled album released in 2011 had two successful singles, “Cough Syrup” and “My Body”, both reaching Top Ten on the Alternative Billboard chart. The instrument heavy track is a new side of YTG. The predictable harmonious, mellow rhythms have been vastly overruled by the raw boldness of their new work. The edgy vibe “It’s About Time” gives off, in comparison to their previous soft-indie releases, hints that their upcoming album Mind Over Matter will contain a more audacious sound. Lead singer, Sameer Gadhia sings in the chorus, “Pistols, pistols, pistols” in a whispered tone differentiating the track from other alternative rock ones. Although the tune is high strung with heavy drums and guitar, their signature laid back style remains strongly present. Originating in Irvine, California, the group has given back to their community by offering a free concert to current UCI students. Their upcoming Mind Over Matter tour begins Dec. 2013 and ends in April 2014. The upcoming album release accompanied by a variety of merchandise has inevitably left Young the Giant fans anxious for what is to come.