The Young Republic

Nashville, Tennessee

The members of The Young Republic were trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but their music doesn’t come off like the work of uptight, meticulous technicians. The sound is colorful, adventurous and energetic, with multidimensional song structures and cool, unexpected additives (horn riffs here, lush strings there). The only hint that the members are “classically-trained” is in the winding songwriting, which comes off as part Pop and part Classical composition. England has already fallen in love with The Young Republic — what are you waiting for, America?

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