Hemlock Ernst unveils new single, “Addicted Youth”

    ‘Back at the House’ arrives later this month.

    Samuel T Herring Future Islands 2014 Razzmatazz Barcelona Spain
    Samuel T Herring performing with Future Islands in 2014. Image: Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock.com

    Hemlock Ernst—aka Samuel Herring of synth pop band Future Islands—has released a new Kenny Segal-produced single titled “Addicted Youth.”

    The singer-rapper gets introspective on the track, which features a groovy bassline and bright synths. Herring delivers melodic bars ruminating on his past addictions and hardships: “I just left the parties and them 50 bags / A bottle of old crow and bargain rag / Took five or six years ’til I was walkin’ steady / But in the corners of my mind, I still find confetti.”

    “Addicted Youth” is the follow-up to Herring’s September single, “Down.” Both tracks will appear on the rapper’s forthcoming debut solo rap album and Segal production, Back at the House. The record drops October 25 via Ruby Yacht.

    Listen to “Addicted Youth” here: