• Tom H

Safari Room | Young Water (new single and video)


Nashville-based indie rock trio Safari Room brings a refreshing wave of inspiration and positivity to the music scene with "Young Water," their upbeat new single release. Comprised of Alec Koukol (songwriter/lead vocalist/guitarist), Chris Collier (guitar), and Austin Drewry (drums), the band's sound has been compared to Death Cab for Cutie, the National, and Fleet Foxes among others. Safari Room delivers a modern blend of captivating and rhythmic guitar-driven melodies, ambient soundscapes and introspective lyrics told through lead singer Alec's emotive and plaintive vocals.


Safari Room's Alec Koukol tells SoundThread, "'Young Water' details the tension and release of monotony and the hope to break out of stagnant, cyclical behaviors. It’s an upbeat, song with thoughtful and optimistic lyrics - we feel it will inspire people during these truly unnerving times. Releasing this music in light of the current crisis feels like a way to come together and push through this in unified positivity." The band adds, "We hope this music finds you safe and well; practicing social distancing and keeping your wits about you; planning the next move and taking much needed rest; thinking and dancing."

Like Young water, hey hey

Flowing for the first time

Like Young water, hey hey

Flowing for the first time


Safari Room recently released the single's accompanying music video, something that was created prior to the current climate of social distancing. "We filmed the music video for ‘Young Water’ back in February when spirits were high and 2020 was in its infancy, looking bright and promising," the band tells SoundThread. "The team had a blast. Creative minds laughing and carrying on while exploring an exciting way to synthesize the message of this song."

"The world is a little darker now. But there’s hope even in the gloomiest of circumstances. This video is our invitation to you to dance WITH us through the hard times. ‘Young Water’ has been reshaped into new meanings amidst the timing of this release, and it has become all the more meaningful to us. We hope it can shine a little light and get ya on your feet and grooving."

The band reports that the single and video for "Young Water" are the first of many releases coming for Safari Room in 2020. The band expects to release their forthcoming full-length album this summer, so definitely keep your eyes and ears open for that.


For more information about Safari Room, visit their official website, follow them on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) and find their music on Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify.

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