Youth

Album: Kings of Nowhere (2015)
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  • The hard-hitting "Youth" finishes The Mohrs debut album, Kings of Nowhere. Lead singer and guitarist, Jackie Mohr, told us, "I had hopes for it doing great things. I just worried that maybe it should be somewhere earlier on in the record. You hope people listen to the record the whole way through. But it ended up at the end and I'm glad that it did." (Here's the full Jackie Mohr interview.)
  • When songwriter and producer, Hawksley Workman wrote this song with Mohr, the chorus was rather different than it is now. When Mohr moved from Winnipeg to Toronto, she worked on the tune alone in her new apartment one night. She re-wrote the chorus and guitar parts that she thought would never be kept. "That's actually the whole guitar solo you hear," she said. "I'll admit, I was a few glasses of wine in, and I just recorded that solo on the spot - I never thought it would stay. Never in a million years. I didn't think that there would be a solo in that song. If there was one, it was not going to be that one."
  • The song was written about an unstable relationship that Mohr had with a man for almost six years. "I think that being angry for spending so much of my younger days on an unhealthy relationship weighed on me heavily into young adulthood," she explained. "Until I sat down and wrote that song with Hawksley, I don't even think I realized I had that feeling towards that relationship."

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