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Young Mister, aka North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Steven Fiore, has been stitching songs together out of the tossed-off scraps of life for over a decade now. Through an 8-year stint writing for Universal Music Publishing Group, to collaborations with artists as varied as Art Garfunkel and Ryan Cabrera, to sharing stages internationally with the likes of Albert Lee, Jeff Goldblum, Pete Yorn and Lori McKenna, his eye for detail and ear for melody has always had a habit of disarming and charming music lovers worldwide. He writes like a journalist assigned to cover the human heart; no bombast, no hyperventilating, just honest truths about love and life that can only be expressed through the inscrutable alchemy of a song — and with his newest collection, ‘Sudden Swoon,’ he might have accidentally reinvented not only himself but the entire process of releasing an album in the modern age.

Armed with a small but loyal fanbase (including 7.5 million Spotify streams), and with a creeping feeling of disillusionment towards the music business growing in his stomach, Fiore wrote the songs that would become ‘Sudden Swoon’ without knowing how, or even if he’d release them. They paint the corners of the landscape from a life teetering between youth and middle age, love that’s balanced on a shaking tightrope, and dreams that seem to turn to smoke every time they get close enough to grasp. It’s harrowing, relatable stuff. As an album with its own identity started to take shape, and the songs kept coming, he realized that just throwing them online and reaping the streams would be less than the music deserved, so he partnered up with some good friends at Refresh Records and the Young Mister Record Club was born.

While he worked on the tracks in his home studio (affectionately dubbed ‘The Study’), he also posted demos online to record club members almost as soon as they were written. After sharing twenty songs, he let the members vote on which would get the full studio treatment and a slot on the album. While this kind of crowdsourcing could be anxiety-inducing, it was also liberating, and it galvanized that fan base into an even more personal connection with Young Mister’s music. Now set for release in September of 2019, with a finalized track list full of some of his sharpest writing yet, ‘Sudden Swoon’ is poised to further the career of an artist whose literate, emotional pop songs always seem to find their audience, one way or another. 

“Young Mister subtly released one of the best albums of 2016.” - AXS

”Gentle, Sincere and built with a strong hook.” -
Consequence of Sound

“Young Mister strikes a rare balance between energetic yet considered songwriting and
accessibility to a myriad of different listeners.” -
PopMatters

Label + Press: josh@refreshrecs.com

Booking:
mgmt@smallsithenewtall.com


This is what I sound like.

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Young Mister - What If I? (single from “Sudden Swoon”)

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Young Mister - Young Mister | stream full LP

Anybody Out There - Live from Relix

Bob Seger is really underrated.


Coming to a town near you, fingers crossed.


 

Feel free to reach out.


mgmt@youngmister.com or 843.303.4049