Young Dreams have released a video to accompany the brilliant 'My Brain On Love', which arrives alongside new track 'Wildwind' today. The piece is directed by Benjamin Schandy and is a gorgeous, if somewhat disorientating meander through the band’s homeland. Its colour palette and use of clean typography complement the airy tones of this offering. The band's beautiful second album, Waves 2 U, is out this Friday.





Young Dreams is the brainchild of Matias Tellez, the Bergen-born and based wunderkind who has been an ever present figure on the Norwegian music scene since the tender age of 14. He first gained notoriety with a series of charming singles and two studio albums in his teens, before joining forces with a bunch of his friends from the scene around the legendary and now long gone Bergen pub Vamoose. The result was Young Dreams, the perfect vehicle for Tellez’ startlingly mature and über melodic teenage symphonies. Shortly after releasing their first set of singles, the band were signed to Modular Recordings in 2011. Their 2013 debut album Between Places garnered international critical acclaim and the band also won a Norwegian Grammy for their efforts.





Life was seemingly sweet for Tellez and his compatriots, but after contracting viral meningitis at a Croatian festival, and at the same time entering what Matias himself describes as his "Macaulay Culkin phase", Waves 2 You was still a long time in the making. "I kind of stumbled around in a haze for a few years, and didn’t really focus fully on an album until I received an arts grant from the Norwegian government that recalibrated my head. And even though I scrapped the first version of the album altogether a couple of years ago, the final result is something I’m very proud of," says Tellez.

Compared to the almost naive and gullible debut album, Waves 2 You is a very different beast. On the opening track, 'Cells', the soaring vocals of lead singer Rune Vandaskog encapsulates the message Tellez wants to get across in the most haunting and beautiful way. 
"While making our first album I was still very hopeful and curious. These songs are more about having arrived where you wanted to be, and discovering it was not what you thought it would be. 'Cells' is about the Greek mythology figure Icarus, which probably says it all," Tellez smiles.