Young Fathers, a rising three-piece based out of Edinburgh, Scotland, brew a wily blend of rock, R&B and hip-hop that could easily throw any casual listener for a loop. The outfit’s latest single and follow-up to the rapturous “I Heard”, “Mr. Martyr” nicely encapsulates this penchant for enigmatic, crossover-genre jams. Here, manic art-pop collides with a strangely unsettling soulful croon and doom-rap offset by fuzzy beats for a track that’s beguiling in its dark, urgent restlessness.
“Mr. Martyr” will appear on Young Fathers’ forthcoming full-length, Tape Two, due out June 11th on Anticon.