With a sound that will appeal to fans of Bahamas, Youth Basketball creates a solid groove out of a pentatonic piano riff and some natural production mojo. Joining hints of jazz harmony with a straight feel-good pop, the sound here is energetic, yet restrained, resulting in a slow burn of supportive energy for that girl on her own, coupled with a strong instinct for memorable hook-making.

With a lead guitar duet and a bouncy performance from the electric bass, we are immediately engaged with the complex orchestration of a simple folk-pop chord structure. Digging in with the lyrics, we find a subtle chemistry between hardship and our ability to rise to the moment - but it only gets you so far.

How many days ‘til mama gets a break? You can only take so much of the weight

Young Mother, the latest from Angeleno Youth Basketball, is a beautifully crafted message for the mamas out there that just need a little mercy: we see you. Hang in there.

Youth Basketball is the Indie Rock moniker for Ian Kieffer, who is based in Los Angeles. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.