Premiere: Youngr & Tall Children Join Forces in Irresistible Sun-Soaked Banger “Last for Long”

Liverpool’s Tall Children and Manchester’s Youngr shine together in “Last for Long,” an irresistible sun-soaked song reveling in the moment with infectious joie de vivre.
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Stream: “Last for Long” – Tall Children x Youngr




It’s time to get up, engage and make change.

Don’t fret, don’t worry, don’t let the sun go down on you: Two of the most exciting names in UK pop have come together to deliver an effervescent cut bursting with undeniably bright energy. Liverpool’s Tall Children and Manchester’s Youngr shine together in “Last for Long,” an irresistible sun-soaked song reveling in the moment and indulging in the good times with infectious joie de vivre.

Last for Long - Tall Children x Youngr

Last for Long – Tall Children x Youngr

It’s never gonna last for long
Are you getting sick of the same sad songs?
I don’t wanna play the game
There’s gotta be more to say
Living in the here and now
drinking in the park
’til the sun goes down
I don’t wanna scream and shout
and tell you that you’re missing out

Releasing a few months early for a summer single, “Last for Long” is a buoyant and uplifting embrace of life that is sure to keep us going well into the new decade. Exploding with a devil-may-care perseverance and spirited attitude, the track combines slick rhythms and a cool flow with a light acoustic pop instrumentation, crossing the electro-acoustic barrier with marvelous grace. It’s akin to the euphoric work of Crystal Fighters, whose songs – from 2013’s “Cave Rave,” to 2016’s “Yellow Sun,” and beyond – inspire moments of cheer, camaraderie, and connection.

Tall Children x Youngr

Tall Children x Youngr

Out this Friday, “Last for Long” arrives close on the heels of Youngr’s sophomore album Memories, a colorfully intense pop journey that just released on January 31 via Armada Music. The song is also the latest in a series of collaborative releases by Tall Children, who released the song “Dragging Me Down” with Clean Cut Kid last November.

The moniker for UK singer/songwriter Ben Hughes, Tall Children is a musical success story long in the making. In premiering his third single “Prey” last year, Atwood Magazine‘s Nick Baron praised the artist’s swift blend of moods and sounds: “Tall Children conjures both that sweet feeling of optimism and ferocity of revenge — an ardent combination that one might call a war cry for a better future.”

If “Prey” is a war cry for a better future, then “Last for Long is a cry for basking in the moment and making every second count:

But what a time to be alive
To find your home, you tribe
You’re down, I don’t know why
It’s never gonna last for long,
it’s never gonna last for long

“This track was written and produced in a single day,” Tall Children tells Atwood Magazine. “Like me, Youngr is a one-man music machine; a ball of energy. So between us there was an abundance of ideas to inject into a simple pop song. We agreed that ‘Last for Long’ should mix Ibiza Club bangers with acoustic pop, delivering a massive, euphoric drop chorus. It’s time to get up, engage and make change. All of us, Tall Children, together.” Hughes’ perspective is as uplifting as his music.

Tall Children x Youngr

Tall Children x Youngr

What about a face-to-face?
What about a day when your phone’s away
‘Cause we’ve all had enough
Of giving a fuck about it

Pairing Ben Hughes’ smooth tenor with Dario Darnell’s (Youngr) sweet falsetto, “Last for Long” gets a best-of-both-worlds treatment. It’s tight, but lilting and free; vibey, but tempered and nuanced; fun, and meaningful. Stream this new collaborative single exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and join us in taking a minute to observe ourselves and our surroundings – from friends and family, to our home, work, and so on: Like this song so thoughtfully says, it’s never going to last for long. Don’t let the small things get you down; live it up, instead.

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