We’ve all been isolated over the past few months and gained an insight into the experience of human loneliness. There are upsides and downsides to this state of being, and I found my brain going to weird and wonderful places regularly. Faced with memories I hadn’t thought about in years, numerous dreams about my dead dog, and copious amounts of alcohol, I’ve definitely experienced some level of catharsis when forced to face the reality of my own existence. Despite the miserable way in which I’ve described it, it’s been a good thing for me. Would I voluntarily separate myself from the majority of people again? No way. But that’s exactly what brand new indie band You Thant did when recording their debut album, Dinner For Two.
In a dilapidated mansion in Sweden, the group of friends spent six months surrounded by forests, alone with nothing but each other and the endless bounds of musical experimentation. Having stretched their brains to the limit, Dinner For Two features sounds from various genres that meld together to create a unique and endearing quality that gives You Thant their own powerful identity. By the time the second track, FA$T FOOD EXPERIENCE, had hit the first chorus, I was suitably impressed. Sweden has found its own Young Fathers counterpart, and they’re smashing it out the park.
The rest of Dinner For Two did not disappoint, and I highly recommend you go in mostly blind and experience the ride for yourself. It’s an amalgamation of various elements of the human subconscious that creates a soundscape in which you can barely hold on. In short, it’s a rollercoaster; a tremendously fun and exciting one at that. The band have already announced plans to move to Leipzig next year to record their second album, and I for one, can’t wait. May they continue to push the boundaries of their music. Long live, You Thant!