‘My Body’ is the second UK single from this years SXSW’s most hyped band; Young The Giant. The band consists of Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh and François Comtois and as the names suggest a vast array of nationalities are covered including Indian, Persian, British and French-Canadian. They are based in Orange County and have been playing music together since High School.
The opening to ‘My Body’ demonstrates a well-honed song craft one would associate with very experienced musicians, but surprisingly their ages range from 20-22. The jolting percussion and penetrating bass guitar build to an anthemic chorus of “My body tells me no, but I won’t quit”. This insanely catchy and infectious chorus is chanted by Ghadia in his astoundingly pitch perfect, falsetto tone.
Young the Giant have already had a fair amount of success having supported Kings of Leon, The Futureheads and Marina & The Diamonds. They have also been confirmed to perform on this evening’s Jools Holland where they will be performing alongside Adele and R Kelly.
The single is to be released on Roadrunner Records on May 16th and their self-titled debut album is out this month too. I can really see big things for this band and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if one of their tracks is the soundtrack to your summer.
See the official video underneath: