Young Scum - Wasting Time

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole
Today's song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Wasting Time" by Young Scum, from the 2018 album Young Scum on Citrus City Records in the United States and Pretty Olivia Records in Spain.

Young Scum are a Richmond, VA quartet that make jangly power pop songs. The band – made up of vocalist/guitarist Chris Smith, bassist Brian Dove, guitarist Ben Medcalf, and drummer Caleb Knight – released their debut self-titled full-length last summer through Citrus City and Pretty Olivia Records.

Our Song of the Day is album opener and lead single “Wasting Time.” The breezy surf pop tune wistfully wonders whether “adulting” is ever in the cards for them. Smith explains it like this:

“'Wasting Time' was written during a time of uncertainty for me. When I was about to turn 25, I could finally begin to see my youth creeping away from me and wondered for the millionth time – what am I supposed to do with my life? I’d fallen into a routine of work, staying up too late, being too tired, and then when I finally had a day off I would just do nothing instead of trying to improve my life. I think I was waiting for something to change, but really it was me who needed to make the change.”

Young Scum follows 2016’s Zona EP. Watch the video for “Freak Out,” off of Young Scum, below.


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