The eagerly-anticipated third album from Gang Of Youths appears to be well and truly in the works, with F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo – of all people – recently offering up some previews of the band’s new tunes.
If there’s one thing that we’ve discovered over the last few years, it’s that Gang Of Youths are one of those bands who can do no wrong.
In fact, a couple of years ago, the band noted they had become friends with none other than Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, undoubtedly raising questions about what sort of collaboration that friendship could result in.
As it turns out, this friendship gave some fans a sneak peek at some fresh tunes from the band.
Taking to his Instagram story yesterday, Daniel Ricciardo shared a few videos of his time in the studio with Gang Of Youths (as per Deepest Sighs). Sadly, due to the nature of the Instagram story, these clips have since disappeared, though descriptions have been recorded.
According to the Deepest Sighs fan blog, fans were able to bear witness to just two short clips, with the first one featuring a slow electric guitar number that appears to be in its early stages, with lyrics that mention the winter, and the topic of Dave Le’aupepe’s father.
The second one is apparently closer to a full song, and features most of the group on deck for the performance. However, lyrics don’t appear to be quite pinned down just yet, with Dave reportedly throwing in some scat-singing, before yelling the phrase “chorus” to indicate a key change.
In related news, Dave Le’aupepe gave us an update on the new record earlier this year, noting that the follow-up to 2017’s Go Farther In Lightness likely wouldn’t be here until 2020.
“I’ve got a name [for the album],” Le’aupepe explained in an interview with Radio X’s Communion with Maz Tappuni. “I even got some song titles, and I’ve got at least scaffolds for a bunch of songs.”
“I’ve been able to shape something out of it, but I haven’t really settled on a sound or anything.”
“It might just take time,” he continued, noting it might be a self-produced affair. “It probably won’t come out this year, but it’s gonna be ready by this year. It’s gonna be ready by the end of the year, probably.”
At this stage, fans are just eager to hear new tunes from the group, and honestly, we reckon it’s going to be an absolute belter.