the Rattle’s 10 best songs of 2013. no. 7


Daughter – Youth

There is a beautiful sadness to this song. The perfect un-ballad consisting of bittersweet melody and lyrics which twist like a knife through the heart. It is surprising to find such beauty amongst the heartbreak, but there is much to be found in this track, and the delicate and honest delivery by singer/songwriter Elena Tonra makes it sure to be both a place to escape and a sound to repeat over and over again.

‘And if you’re in love, then you are the lucky one,
‘Cause most of us are bitter over someone.
Setting fire to our insides for fun,
To distract our hearts from ever missing them.
But I’m forever missing him’

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