Yotam Ben Horin Shares ‘Young Forever’ LP

Today, Yotam Ben Horin (Useless ID) shares his new album, Young Forever, out now via Double Helix Records.

“In March 2020 — when Covid hit, and we were all forced to be in lockdown — I had an album’s worth of new songs, but I hadn’t really given it much thought as far as making a new album. I had just been separated at the airport from my then girlfriend (now wife), and instead of sinking into a depression, I decided to put myself out there by playing live shows online for the people at home. After having such a positive experience with the first one, I did another and another, and I started really getting this thing going. Every now and then I would try out a new tune to see what the response was, and I promised everyone who attended that, once we were all out of this funk, I would take all the money that was tipped my way and use it to record a new solo album. When I arrived at Flying Blanket Recording one year later, I came with 13 acoustic demos that left a lot of room for interpretation. Bob Hoag (the producer) and I narrowed it down to the strongest 10 songs, and we went to work. The creative juices started flowing right away, and after 10 days the album was complete. As I listen back now, there isn’t much of the pandemic’s influence in these songs— besides one (‘Young Forever’), they were all written before 2020. But together, these songs make for my most hopeful album to date, and they give a feeling that, if we were able to overcome this, then we can overcome anything.”