Young Empires Ponder the Past in 'We Don't Sleep Tonight' - Song Premiere

Canadian rockers embrace synths and insomnia

Young Empires
David Waldman
March 29, 2013 8:00 AM ET

Canadian synth-poppers Young Empires will see their debut EP, Wake All My Youth, released stateside on April 23rd. Now you can take an exclusive first listen to the cut "We Don't Sleep Tonight." Building off a boom-bap drumbeat and elongated synths, the track grows into an insomniac's dance revelation of striving piano plunks and singer Matthew Vlahovich's irrepressible wail.

The song's theme is "a night of reflections on the past," Vlahovich explains to Rolling Stone. "Staying up all night until the sun rises. Recalling moments of joy and sadness. Growing up without growing cold."

The band is set to hit the road in June. Tour dates are available here.

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