The first few seconds of “The Gates” scream “Midnight City” by M83. It’s not a human generated scream. Like M83, Young Empires use a synthesizer as the source. But each time we cue “The Gates” by Young Empires, “Midnight City” comes to mind.
The similarity between the two songs doesn’t impact the appreciation for “The Gates,” since there are far more differences than similarities. Young Empires place a greater emphasis on the guitar, lyrics and vocals. Count us among the fans of Young Empires.
Young Empires are from Toronto, Canada, The members are Matthew Vlahovich (vocals and keys), Jacob Palahnuk (guitar), and Taylor Hill (drums).
“The Gates” by Young Empires
“Midnight City” by M83.