BØRNS releases another taste of new album Blue Madonna with “God Save Our Young Blood”

Indie-pop singer BØRNS has already wasted little time in the new year with the release of a single off his upcoming sophomore attempt Blue Madonna, peeling back his earlier synth fixations in favor of more organically sublime textures.  In, “God Save Our Young Blood,” the young singer’s normally stratospheric falsetto takes the backseat as he murmurs lushly throughout the track’s intro, harmonizing lightly to Lana Del Rey’s rich hums. Even in the song’s escalating chorus, as synths cascade in the background and Rey’s vocals start to soar, BØRNS exercises a restraint that punctuates the song’s melancholic pleas. A far cry from Dopamine‘s glam-pop bursts of heavy sensuality, “God Save Our Young Blood,” lightly shifts the formula towards a poignant introspection while still holding on tightly to those intoxicating atmospherics that permeates from BØRNS’ songs. There’s also something to be said about Rey’s background presence because typically her vocals overpower and dominate any song she’s featured on, yet both singer’s individual inflections and pitches compliment each other so well, it’s almost a seamless overlay of their voices.

Listen to “God Save Our Young Blood” below!

BØRNS will be heading out on a North American tour later this month, with tickets are already on sale and shows selling out fast. Blue Madonna is out January 12 via Interscope Records, preorder it here. Visit BØRNS website and Facebook to stay updated on future releases and tour announcements.

BØRNS tour dates:
Jan 17     Fox Theater                  Oakland, CA
Jan 19     Roseland Theater         Portland, OR
Jan 20     Vogue Theater              Vancouver, Canada
Jan 21     Showbox SoDo             Seattle, WA
Jan 24     Palace Theater             St. Paul, MN
Jan 26     Riverside Theater         Milwaukee, WI
Jan 27     Riviera Theater             Chicago, IL
Jan 28     20 Monroe Live             Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 30     The Pageant                 Saint Louis, MO
Feb 1      House of Blues              Dallas, TX
Feb 2      Stubb’s                          Austin, TX
Feb 3      White Oak Music Hall    Houston, TX
Feb 5      Joy Theater                   New Orleans, LA
Feb 6      Tabernacle                    Atlanta, GA
Feb 8      Agora                            Cleveland, OH
Feb 9      Rebel                            Toronto, Canada
Feb 10    Club Soda                    Montreal, Canada
Feb 11    House of Blues             Boston, MA
Feb 13    The Anthem                 Washington, DC
Feb 15    Brooklyn Steel             Brooklyn, NY
Feb 16    Terminal 5                   New York, NY
Feb 17    Electric Factory           Philadelphia, PA

Blue Madonna tracklist

1. God Save Our Young Blood feat. Lana Del Rey
2. Faded Heart
3. Sweet Dreams
4. We Don’t Care
5. Man
6. Iceberg
7. Second Night of Summer
8. I Don’t Want You Back
9. Tension (Interlude)
10. Supernatural
11. Blue Madonna
12. Bye-bye Darling

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