Today’s Song: Perth’s Young Robin Explore Struggle in Growth on “Violent”

Young Robin © Mastu Photography
Young Robin © Mastu Photography
Perth, Australia’s Young Robin capture the struggles experienced when trying to grow, especially in the times we are in today, with new single “Violent.”
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This past year and a half has been difficult. No matter who you, you have been affected. Trying to grow during this time, either alone or with a partner, has been incredibly difficult. There have been springs of hope and valleys of despair, but the important thing is that even in the struggle, you continue to try. Sophian Manik and Jed Begho of the group Young Robin capture the struggle in growth with new single, “Violent.”

Violent - Young Robin
Violent – Young Robin

“For me, this song is about internal struggle and finding peace through personal discovery and faith,” Jed Begho explains. “For Sophian, it’s written from the perspective of his relationship with his significant other during the Covid pandemic. It’s about the struggles he had and how they persevered through it and came out stronger at the end. Even though the song is called ‘Violent’ the song does not refer to any form of physical violence, but more so mental battles that we have faced.”

We’re introduced to the track with unique synth intro which is brought to an abrupt halt when the energetic drumbeats that carry us through the song begin. Begho’s vocals enter, matching the energy in a poetic cadence with the beat,

I’ve been lost in this dream yeah
Waiting for a sign to belong to be needed
Keep it on the low, you’ve been trying to believe it
Keep it on the low, I’m buying, keep up a lie yeah

Rhythmic bouncing beats continue to take us through,

I’ve been lost in this dream yeah
Waiting for a sign to belong to be needed
Drowning in the way that my mind has been pleading
Drowning in the way, I’m trying to keep a lie yeah
Black hole swimming, last call, it’s the last straw
Keep it up every single week
Fight it like me
Feel it like Caesar
Fear inside me
Trying to please ya

The drumbeat falls out as Manik takes over in the chorus, singing his heart out,

Why, tell me why every single night
you’ve been violent, silently praying, praying
Tell me why, tell me why every single night
you’ve been violent, silently praying, praying
Young Robin © Mastu Photography
Young Robin © Mastu Photography



Young Robin © Mastu Photography
Young Robin © Mastu Photography

The back and forth and juxtaposition between Begho and Manik is the perfect balance of bringing us down and lifting us back up. These are the up and down emotions that have been all too prevalent in the past year and a half.

Old school gimmicks, never stop, keep my hands up
Legs weak, falling to my knees
Asking myself why, why, why, why
You keep me coming back to your heart
It’s not the same, when you and me are apart
You’re making me scream why, why, why, why

The song continues before getting to the powerhouse of an outro, letting us hold onto the song for just a little bit longer.

I’m rushing, I’m rushing to ya
Rushing, I’m rushing to ya
Rushing, I’m rushing to ya

“Violent” is one of those tracks that is as much of an experience as it is just a song. It takes you through a journey. You feel the energy of the music while still being able to take in the message of the song. Young Robin’s EP Imago, with “Violent” as a strong penultimate fifth track, dropped on September 24th. Be sure to give it a listen. This group is really something special.

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