Latvian trio Carnival Youth are back with a new single, ‘Love Is the Answer’ set for release on 16th March via their own label distributed by The Orchard.

Listen to ‘Love Is the Answer’ HERE

The new single is the follow up to a series of internationally acclaimed releases, which gained the band the title of Latvia’s biggest musical export. Part of a new generation of bands coming out from the Baltic, Carnival Youth became the first Latvian act to win The European Border Breakers Award (EBBA) and EBBA ‘Public Choice Award’ at Eurosonic in 2016. 

Debut EP ‘Never Have Enough’ opened the doors to the European Festivals circuit, as well as gaining the band a steady radio support across Europe and the UK, including backing from Amazing Radio and 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq. Three years later and over two million Spotify plays, their first debut album ‘No Clouds Allowed’ ended up being rewarded as Best Debut Album of The Year in Latvia, earning them support from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, John Kennedy on Xposure, and Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio. Whilst sophomore album ‘Propeller’, prompted Noisey to realize that “there’s some pretty fucking cool music coming out of the Baltics these days”.

‘Love Is the Answer’ is the demonstration of Carnival Youth’s serious song craft, where the band’s different influences are streamlined into the perfect song formula. Blending gloriously hazy vocals with Tame Impala-esque jangle guitars, the combination between melodic, experimental and catchy becomes undeniable when a choir of trumpets break into the chorus. 

‘Love Is the Answer’ is Carnival Youth’s most compelling single so far – the first taste of the bands newly developed sound. Perfecting their craft with each new release, they are consistently creating music that will set them as one of the standout acts for 2018.