After reaching the Top 10 of the iTunes dance charts in fifteen nations with the song “A Real Hero”, showcased on Nicolas Winding Refn’s hit motion picture ‘Drive,’ the Toronto-based electronic pop duo Electric Youth got back to take the time to focus on a full-length album. Since then, the duo signed to Secretly Canadian and also “A Real Hero” has achieved over eighteen million plays on YouTube. Austin Garrick, the band’s instrumentalist, alongside performer Bronwyn Griffin, states of creating their debut, ‘Innerworld’ (out Sept. 30), “We wanted to make something that had the sense of being timeless. Our ultimate goal is to make a record that will be the favourite album of people that aren’t born yet.”
Electric Youth is a canadian duo from Toronto, formed by Austin Garrick and Bronwyn Griffin. They grew up together and started producing songs emulating 80’s synthpop tunes. They made an appearance on the famous compilation “Valerie and Friends” but also were showcased on the debut albums of Grum and College.
Recording happened between the duo’s Toronto studio and their home studio in LA. Every different space offered its unique use – in Toronto Austin could deploy his considerable vintage synth selection, making up what he rates is 80% of analog sounds on the album. In LA, the pair recorded Bronwyn’s voice overs, of which they impart writing duties for – in their space– including a film projection space. Fritz Lang’s boundary-breaking twenties classic ‘Metropolis,’ among further motion pictures played during the making of the record, inspired the 11 original tracks of ‘Innerworld.’ Peter Jackson’s ‘Heavenly Creatures’ inspired their tune “Runaway,” although additional motion pictures like ‘City of God,’ ‘After Hours,’ ‘Videodrome,’ and more, impacted their recordings, in which soundscapes bleed into vocals and also melodies get you on trips into roads unexplored. ‘Innerworld’ additionally features a stark analog synth cover of John McGlynn’s “If All She Has Is You.”