"Youth Without Love" was but a lonely Julian Casablancas demo that was just "sitting around" when Sean Tillmann, aka. Har Mar Superstar, came across it and made it his own for his new album Best Summer Ever, a phenomenal ten-track project produced by the legendary Strokes frontman (among others) via his New York-based label Cult Records.
If you're familiar with Tillmann's bare-chested, sweat-soaked underwear charisma, you'll notice that he tones down the showmanship a bit on both this track and the album as a whole as he explores the gut-wrenching side of love. It's a calculated move that, with the help of his friends, reveals a whole new layer of his crazy impressive talent.
"Youth Without Love" is a little less of the horn-accented soul we've heard from him before and a little more inward ruminating by way of warbling electronic sounds, proving that his hearty crooning has become as versatile as you might expect from someone who's been on the scene since the 90's and has gotten better which each passing year. There's a reason Casablancas calls him "the man with the golden voice" -- listen for yourself.