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Young Mister is songwriter Steven Fiore, accompanied by a band of talented musicians across the southeast United States. As a songwriter, Fiore has spent many years building a fan base along both coasts, touring with Jay Clifford (Jump Little Children), Slow Runner, and even regularly performing as a guest vocalist in Jeff Goldblum’s jazz band in Los Angeles. After spending 6 years writing with Universal Music Publishing Group, Fiore shed his skin and stretched into new musical territory as Young Mister with a self-titled, debut album released on June 24, 2016 through Refresh Records.
Taking influence from classic rock bands like Electric Light Orchestra, Young Mister worked with producer Wolfgang Zimmerman (Brave Baby, The High Divers) to create an album that embodies the ethos of Americana while retaining the distinct, soulful sound that Fiore’s fans know and love. The album ebbs and flows from big band arrangements, such as the brass-filled “The Best Part”, to the catchy and psychedelic “Anybody Out There”, before closing on “Pasadena”, a song whose lyrics take influence from Fiore’s own past as an artist torn between two coasts. The arrangements invoke a deep sense of nostalgia as they are carefully paired with vivid and relatable lyrics that truly resonate with the listener.
"Young Mister subtly released one of the best albums of 2016." "There was a time when an album like this, which showcases songs built and layered to their fullest potential, would have been a platinum selling LP. Instead of living in the past, Young Mister does a brilliant job of taking an Americana sound and filling it with plenty of modern ingredients." - AXS
"Gentle, sincere, and built with a strong hook, the track sees him imagining a hopeful future together with his loved one." - Consequence of Sound
"Is it early Peter Gabriel or a more articulate Thom Yorke that Charleston-native Steven Fiore conjures on stage? Either way, the force of his expression is vital, passionate, and beyond mimicry." - Charleston Magazine
"Young Mister strike a rare balance between energetic yet considered songwriting and accessibility to a myriad of different listeners. In short, it’s just a fun album to listen to." - PopMatters