IDIOTEQ featured fuzz-pop-rockers YJY have just premiered a video for single “Past My Prime.” The track comes off of the band’s recently released sophomore EP, The Same Noise. Clash Music magazinepremiered the video noting the song is, “Laden with fuzz, it also recalls THE CURE’s imperial pop phase.”
In the piece, YJY’s Steve Sachs (lead vox, guitar) shared:
“At the time Past My Prime was written, I had very recently gone to see my friend’s band, Con Leche, and I was really blown away by what they were doing. Musically, ‘Past My Prime’ was kind of a conscious attempt at doing something in their style. The lyrics were actually written in the shower. I was thinking about something I’d heard about a kid I went to high school with. Someone told me he cried at the end of senior year because in, his words ‘I already know these were the best years of my life’.
I was just making myself laugh by coming up with little couplets and suddenly I realized I had both verses finished. I rushed out of the shower, grabbed the guitar and finished the song. When it came time to make a video for ‘Past My Prime,’ we enlisted the help of our long time friend, and Face Off Season 10 semi-finalist, Mel Licata. Mel is a fantastic makeup artist, and we knew she would be able to help us accomplish what we saw in our heads when we conceptualized the video. We’re really grateful for her hard work, and we’re very proud of how the video turned out.”