Young The Giant – Mirror Master (New Vinyl)
New sealed copy.
Mirror Master is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band Young the Giant. It was released on 12 October 2018 through Elektra Records.
If their previous album, Home of the Strange, is about the political issues in America, then Mirror Master is quite clearly about the personal – the internal. In an interview with billboard.com, Sameer Gadhia, lead vocalist and lyricist, explains this more in depth.
The name Mirror Master comes from the idea that "You look at yourself in the mirror every day and you see a different version of yourself". Gadhia goes on to explain:
You’re not just this static thing. You encompass everything. In order to make any change in the world, you need to be okay with yourself first and all those different characters of who you are. You see everyone putting their best foot forward on their socials and look like a different version of themselves, [but] that’s just one dimension of who they are. In reality, all of us harbor anxiety, sadness [and] depression. We want to embrace all sides of who every person is and be vulnerable in that. You are master of your own image.
In tracks such as "Superposition", "Call Me Back", and "You + I", Sameer explores relationships and the contrast between the bliss and the complexities one can find therein. Meanwhile, in "Heat of the Summer", and "Glory", Gadhia takes on the beast: himself. “That was probably one of the most self-effacing, most vulnerable lyrics that I wrote for the record,” explains Gadhia, on "Glory".
A3 Call Me Back
A4 Heat Of The Summer
A6 Darkest Shade Of Blue
B1 Brother's Keeper
B4 Panoramic Girl
B5 You + I
B6 Mirror Master