Jaymes Young Reflects on a Lost Relationship in ‘Happiest Year’: Listen

It’s been two years since Jaymes Young released his debut album, Feel Something. A few singles have been released since, but on Friday (July 12), Young returned with a brand new track, the reflective “Happiest Year.”

“Oh, love, I couldn’t quit/And I’m down on my knees again/Thank you for the happiest year of my life,” the 27-year-old crooner belts his characteristically emotive vocals over a somber piano melody.

“Happiest Year is a song I wrote about trying to see things from a more positive perspective, no matter how troubling they feel,” Young said of the tune in a statement. “During the writing process I tried to express gratitude and understanding towards experiences that had also left a potential for bitterness and resentment. I’d rather reflect on the good times when I can, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. I spent a lot of days over the past year writing and reflecting on who I am as an artist and what’s important to me. With that I can say I’m coming back to music officially. I don’t know exactly what that will look like a year from now but I’m going to take my days one at a time, staying present in the moments in which I create. Thanks to everyone who stuck around while I took some time for myself.”

Young will soon head out on a North American tour, which begins in October and stretches through the end of November. Listen to “Happiest Year,” and check out the full list of tour dates below.

30 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic

01 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
02 – San Francisco, CA  – Great American Music Hall
05 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
08 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
09 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
10 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
13 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
15 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
16 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
17 – Detroit, MI – El Club
19 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
21 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
22 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
23 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
24 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall

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