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Make Me Feel (Old): Youth’s “Colorful Painting”

Perhaps this is kind of a put on, with the name of the artist and the general hyper-energy of the song being some sort of wry commentary on what the kids are listening to. More likely, this really is the work of a 17-year-old Japanese producer who fancies filling up every inch of their music. “Colorful Painting” leaves every space filled, using balloon-sucking vocals, gunshot samples and synthesizers chirping off. The key is to go all in on the maximalism, and Youth is up for the challenge. Save for a few brief passages of slightly less frantic woosh (to make the inevitable zip all the more exhilarating), this is a wonderfully busy song. Maybe it’s just the sound of youth, and of potential bubbling in every corner. Listen above.