Band: Youth Fountain
Song: “Helpless/Letters To Our Former Selves”
Album: Letters To Our Former Selves
Release Date: March 8th, 2019
Label: Pure Noise Records
Guitarist Tyler Zanon shares:
“‘Helpless/Letters to Our Former Selves’ are the two intro tracks that I always felt set the vibe, pacing & overall tone of what album stands for and means to me. ‘Helpless’ which contains a few simple lyrics; representing yearning of the past – to commemorate on a given situation that one might have ruined and being able to acknowledge it all, but still having that looming desire to turn back time and fix things.
The continuation of the title track ‘Letters to Our Former Selves’ is what I’ve always felt (lyrically) as a mental note on the person I had been in my early teenage years. I wrote the song when I was 18 as everything was changing & falling apart in life – I thought to re-record it for this album knowing it could fit in with the rest of the songs we had.
As for the concept of the music video – having the ‘floating window panes’ I always felt tied in nicely with the record, or more specifically these two songs. Hearing & playing them now, I’m sort of able to recollect on the person I was or have been. I like to think the symbolism of a ‘window’ is an appropriate representation of looking back on things & having that ability of self-reflection.”
[via Alternative Press]