SINGLE REVIEW: Paris Youth Foundation, if ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’, your music better come with a bed!


Liverpool based up-and-comers Paris Youth Foundation have kicked off 2020 with a brand new single ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ — an easy-to-listen-to burst of nostalgia-infused indie optimism.

‘The sheer vibrancy of the track lets you disconnect from the world and simply enjoy the three odd minutes created by the five piece.’

Opening with some gentle crooning over soft, almost buoyantly positive instrumentals, Home Is Where The Heart Is is like a memory of a welcoming embrace from a loved one when you’re away from home; it might not be a surprise, or a sudden shock to the auditory senses, but it’s comfortable, enjoyable, and, at its core, happy. The sheer vibrancy of the track lets you disconnect from the world and simply enjoy the three odd minutes created by the five piece.

‘[The song is about] enjoying those final moments whlle you can, in the midst of the eye of the storm.’

This is not to say the lyrical make-up of the song is necessarily full of hope and joy. Rather, it’s more one of yearning — as lead singer Kevin Potter describes, “its about that rare time in a breakup, where you kind of don’t want to be sad or argue anymore. You just want to appreciate the time and memories for what they were.” It’s about that moment at the end of relationship where you realise it’s the end, and it’s just enjoying those final moments while you can, in the midst of the eye of the storm. The vocals have just a hint of urgency in them, a little desperation maybe, as if trying to cling onto the last remnants of the time together, as the embers slowly ebb away.

‘As you’re listening to the song, you can’t help but realise that, much like the relationship, you don’t want it to end.’

The final section of the song reflects this sentiment perfectly; the drums pick up, almost incessantly thunderous, pounding away the time as it draws to a close. As you’re listening to the song, you can’t help but realise that, much like the relationship, you don’t want it to end. Though, luckily for us, the band are set to embark on a seven day tour in mid-late February — not one to miss!

8/10

Words by James O’Sullivan @JSully2510

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