Otis English sure knows how to make a grand entrance. His debut single, “Young Kids, Old Love,” begins with a kinetic piano melody and a shout before bursting into a dizzying break that’s nothing short of sublime. It’s a big song from a young artist with a bright future.
With Whams holding down the production, “Young Kids, Old Love” captures English’s darkness and amplifies it to heights many reach for but miss due to lack of sincerity. The difference here being English wears his heart on his sleeve and when he belts, you know it’s coming from someplace deep, someplace only he knows of. It’s a fearless debut, showcasing three minutes of bold vulnerability, and it holds much promise for his forthcoming EP. Press play and feel the power. Scream along with him, if you have to. His conviction almost demands it.