Gang Of Youths have shared a new single / video clip for ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows‘, the latest taste of their upcoming second studio album, ‘Go Farther In Lightness‘ due for release on Friday 18th August on Mosy Recordings / Verge via Sony Music.

Frontman Dave Le’aupepe comments;

This song came about after I struggled with writer’s block for a year, barely managing to etch out more than a single verse of something awful the whole time. I was walking home across the Brooklyn Bridge one night, questioning my place in the world, contemplating giving up music and doing something more substantial. I sort of felt that I wasn’t doing anything that actually mattered. But I looked out at the skyline, all silvery and strange and in typical self-indulged frontman fashion, I began to revel in this moment of abandon, of self-hate. As a result, I think I stumbled across a kind life-affirming axiom; that in a cosmos potentially absent of meaning, and an existence devoid of objective value, I have an opportunity to invent my own meaning. We all do. We can ascribe meaning and value to our own lives and in a way, attribute great esteem and value to each other as a result. All of us as adults, from youth to old age are drunk, stumbling around in the dark looking for a kebab. I’m scared and unsure, and I want to acknowledge this rather than repress it, or allow cynics to denigrate me because of it. So the song is about becoming more human, more aware and I guess in a way, more alive.

The video using only one drone and in just a single take, was directed by Dan & Jared Daperis from LateNite Films, on location in Little River, Victoria. This cinematic experience has captured the true meaning behind the song, where Le’aupepe tries to outrun the feeling of loneliness, pleading for any reason to go on.

Watch it below.


The band will be embarking on a national tour to celebrate the release of the upcoming album, supported by Gordi and Fountaineer. The tour kicks off at Brisbane’s The Tivoli on Thursday, 31st August, before they play the venue a second night to a sold out crowd and all ages shows that are selling fast in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and Adelaide. The final stop will see the band adorn the stage at Perth’s Metropolis Fremantle on Saturday, 16th September. Dates below.

Earlier, the band shared the single, ‘Let Me Down Easy


The new album follows on from their critically acclaimed album ‘The Positions‘ and ‘Let Me Be Clear‘ EP.


31st – The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+]
1st – The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+] SOLD OUT
6th – Festival Hall, Melbourne [Lic/AA]
8th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney [Lic/AA]
13th – Odeon Theatre, Hobart [Lic/AA]
15th – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide [Lic/AA]
16th – Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle [18+]
—> Tickets available now.
—> For more information, visit [Here].

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