When most 18-year-olds graduate from high school, they take a break before moving on to the next big thing, be it college or something else. Sebastian Schallenberg is not like the rest of his peers, though. Since the age of 14, he has been making music under the moniker Young Lungs with his close friend and collaborator, Cian P.
About six months ago, he dropped his Contradiction EP. Today, Young Lungs is releasing the music video for his latest single “Demons,” which we are stoked to premiere here.
“In this song, I touched on topics I rarely speak about in hopes of letting people know a little more about me,” he said. “It’s about facing the demons in your head, and goes into detail about the demons in mine.”
In the accompanying visual—which is filmed and edited by Schallenberg—we are taken through what can best be described as a day in his native Waterloo, Canada. Young Lungs recites his lyrics while cruising through the streets on a skateboard in a hoodie, then removes himself from his suburban surroundings to have a sit-down session in the woods.
“You told me that you love me, but you’re gone now/ Gone now/ And your friends they used to hate me/ I was way too deep to care,” he says with his head down.
Young Lungs definitely has a way with words as he talks about being blocked from calling someone on his mind and having to resort to leaving messages on their home phone. (Wether we like to admit it or not, at some point, we have all been there.) You might lose your train of thought as he checks his phone along the riverside, and we don’t blame you.
Watch all of the captivating footage, below.