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Exclusive: Listen to New Young Love

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Remember Young Love?  He is that tall and lanky hipster kid from New York City who cranked out an excellent debut album after he was signed by none other than Jay Z to Island Def Jam Records during a hot Miami lunch date.

Young Love is the artist name of Dan Keyes who moved from the Texas prairie to the urban concrete of New York City with just a guitar on his back and a dream of making it in The Big Apple. After working as a waiter in some of Manhattan's hotspots and making ends meet by folding shirts at a Chelsea American Apparel store, Keyes finally got his big break after he befriended Sarah "Ultragirrl" Lewitinn who introduced him to all the right people.

The singer's debut album "Too Young To Fight It" introduced a fresh, high-velocity collection of synth-infused dance rock that unfortunately failed to connect with radio audiences in a big way, but garnered him a steady following of fans in both U.S. and Europe (not in the least because of his energetic live shows). After touring extensively, Keyes returned to the studio earlier this year to start work on his follow-up release.

Together with producer John King from the Dustbrothers (Beck, Beastie Boys), he recorded a bunch of songs for his sophomore record. One of those new songs is the track "Unafraid" that you can exclusively stream on ArjanWrites.com for a limited-time. Keyes serves up more of the infectious and anthemic pop-rock and adds a dose of grit to his delivery.  After touring for months at the time, Keys' presentation and overall musical stylings have roughened up but still posses that dancefloor quality that very much defines his sound.

Listen to "Unafraid" by Young Love:

August 5, 2008 in Young Love | Permalink

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Would be lovely if they connected to that new reggae style they got coming out of NYC..Culture Riddims

Posted by: Sky at Aug 5, 2008 12:29:04 PM

Thanks for posting this Arjan! I love his first record and this new track sounds promising.

Posted by: JB at Aug 6, 2008 7:54:48 AM

im so glad he's back. his first album is soooooo yummy good; it's one of the few that i actually paid to download;) cant wait for the new materials!!!!

Posted by: dcdiva at Aug 18, 2008 4:54:11 PM

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