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Desperate Youth

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Desperate Youth is the brainchild of Finnish songwriter/producer Oskar Karlsson who, after playing in a band for several years, felt it was time to start a new adventure and create something entirely his own. Desperate Youth's music is essentially Electronic Pop music with strong influences from the '80s and modern rock. ​ The debut single Another Time was released in July 2020 and featured on radio in Finland throughout the summer. ​ A new version of the song featuring NINA, 'The Queen of Synthwave', was released in October, 2020. With the next single Maze of Lights, Desperate Youth showed proof of his versatility. From a catchy synth-pop debut to an emotional rock ballad accompanied with a beautiful music video shot in an almost deserted Helsinki. The latest single Show Me is an empowering electronic rock song. It is for the moments when you doubt your own abilities and begin to question yourself. Sometimes you simply need a reminder of everything you are and everything amazing you can become. ​ Show Me is a seamless mixture of nostalgic synth-pop and modern rock. A theme that runs throughout the upcoming debut album Stranger which will be released this summer.