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Alex Lay, Staff Writer

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Young the Giant’s album released on Jan. 17, 2014 exceeded expectations and explores the depths of love and hope throughout each song.

“‘Mind Over Matter’ is a great album that flows very well from song to song. The titles of the songs are significant providing insight to their meaning and attracting listeners and fans who enjoy their music,” said senior Charlotte Jackman.

“Mind Over Matter” includes “It’s About Time,” which hit the top 30 on the alternative charts on iTunes. The other songs are rising in popularity as well.

Young the Giant fans interpret “Mind Over Matter” in their own unique ways. Most recommend that others listen to the album to experience the power, purpose and emotion in Young the Giant’s music. 

“Before listening to the album, I saw a pattern with the names such as ‘Anagram,’ ‘Daydreamer’ and ‘Eros.’ Each of these songs has to do with love and hope, in a sense. These carry into the rest of the album as powerful themes,” said sophomore Melody Shanahan. 

Shanahan added, “‘Mind Over Matter’ for me has so many parts to it. Not only does it focus on the power of mental power and determination, but it delves into a much more serious aspect of society.”

The album kicks off with “Slow Dive,” a 47 second musical track, to set the mood and engage the listeners.

Love and hope are tied together in the lyrics presented in their song “Crystallized” through the lyrics, “When the beat of my drum meets the beat of your heart you know I couldn’t love any other.”

Young the Giant relates well to their audience, a factor that is present throughout their lyrics about the natural difficulties life puts in the way of the average person.

“I loved the album because I love their style of music. It’s very simple sound that is really enjoyable. I’m also a big fan of their use of the guitar because they use it as a part of the song rather than the background sound. The vocals are great as well,” said Shanahan.

The album presents itself in a way that affects many fans and allows them to enjoy the music to the fullest.

 “The album is trying to get the listener to think, like the song ‘Mind Over Matter’ makes you think about how nothing is permanent and that things and people change,” said sophomore Katarina Warburton.

Many fans enjoy the album and remain dedicated to the band through praise and support. 

“The album is really well put together, and the music ranges from happy and upbeat to slow and calm. Young the Giant did an amazing job with this album and I haven’t stopped listening to it since it was released,” said Warburton.

 Overall, Young the Giant amazed many with their new album, and it has attracted both the new and the old fans and brought them together to enjoy “Mind Over Matter.”

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