YOUNG MEDICINE, based out of Kansas City, Mo., has released a new single, “Hot Chocolate,” out now on FiXT Neon.
The single is described as “taking a dip into metalcore with an ‘80s spin.”
“We wanted to make a fun song combining goofy synth jams with heavy bouncy metal, lyrically it’s inspired by the cheesiest of 80s-90s buddy cop dramas,” the band stated.
The rising synthwave rockers pull the best from diverse genres to build a carefully constructed music identity that defies simple categorization. Thumping double-bass beats and crunchy guitar riffs hammer out hard-hitting rhythms while chorus lines partner with sparkling retro synth tones for a stunning mix of audio ideas.
The members of Young Medicine made a statement early, releasing their debut album Interlinked in 2019 to widespread fan and influencer support, including the group being named in Alternative Press’s Top 12 Bands You Need To Know. The album also received prominent Billboard charting, landing spots on the Top 10 Alternative New Artist Albums and Top 25 New Artist Heatseekers charts. The band propelled themselves into tens of thousands of Spotify monthly listeners practically overnight while a series of original music videos piled up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.
The red-hot recording soon caught the attention of independent synthwave label FiXT Neon, who signed the group to a deal in early 2020. The new partnership led to a re-release of Interlinked along with brand new remixes while setting the stage for original material to come.