King Youngblood

Music

Seattle, WA

King Youngblood has been leading the rising Pacific Northwest pack long before pop’s biggest names started embracing cathartic rock music. Already championed by the likes of multiplatinum producer Phillip Peterson (A$AP Rocky, Portugal the Man, Pink), and London Bridge studio owner and producer Eric Lilavois (Ayron Jones, My Chemical Romance, Macklemore, Death Cab for Cutie), the band’s sound incorporates a unique blend of heavy guitars and drums coupled with an electrified acoustic cello, shining a light on the melodic pop hooks that underpin their compositions. A strong belief in doing what is right lies at the core of what drives Lavi-Jones and his band. A second-generation Black/Jewish activist whose father was a member of the Black Panther Party, King Youngblood is here to put the world on notice that there is an army of dedicated, progressive young people determined to change the course of world history, one note at a time. That belief seeps into his creative expressions as a musician, an activist, and as a human. Lavi-Jones: “As a black Jew, I’ve been incredibly lucky to grow up with a sense of pride in who I am and my dual cultures, without ever having to look at them as opposite sides of a coin. People that look like me have spent too much time being shoved in the shadows. I have something to say, and I am grateful my songs and my band give me the forum to speak my mind and lift up others.”
King Youngblood