28 May, 2021Print
Arrested Youth Announces New Album ‘Nonfiction’15-Song LP, Produced by John Feldmann, Releases June 25th via Lowly / Big Noise
Pre-save here: https://arrestedyouth.ffm.to/nonfiction.opr
“Ego” Single Out Today
On June 25th, Ian Johnson, the mind behind Arrested Youth, will release his first studio album ‘Nonfiction’ via Lowly / Big Noise. Produced by famed producer and Goldfinger member John Feldmann (Blink 182, The Used, Fever 333), ‘Nonfiction’ is an introspective story about growth, discovery and Johnson embracing his path in life. Today, he shares “Ego,” the latest single from the 15-song LP. Listen here: https://arrestedyouth.ffm.to/ego-.opr
Many of us are living more isolated, cynical lives than ever before. On the third single off his upcoming album ‘Nonfiction,’ Arrested Youth plays the devil’s advocate with his own ‘Ego’, suggesting that the reason he has felt so alone and cut off from new relationships is because he hasn’t made peace with his own-self. Childish yet brutally honest, “Ego” touches on the struggle to find intimacy in the modern digital world.
“As we all know, these dating apps are incredibly ego-driven,” Johnson explains. “A lot of the time we’re selling sex, vanity, and an ego boost (whether we care to admit it or not). Very recently, something about hooking up over the internet began to feel morally wrong to me. So, I made a promise to myself to meet someone in person when the timing is right...I’m off the apps.”
Arrested Youth is planning on hitting the road this fall. Stay tuned for a forthcoming announcement.