Young & Sick—government name Nick van Hofwegen—took a hiatus for a few years, and made a comeback in fall 2017, dropping off the singles “Ojai” and a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” from his forthcoming EP Ojai. Before the release of the project on Friday (Jan. 26), Young & Sick is sharing his brand new single “The Road.” He uses the raw and soulful track to further encapsulate his recent travels throughout small town America.
Ojai will be Young & Sick’s first release since 2014, when he dropped his self-titled debut album. Speaking on the growth of his sound since his debut, Nick tells Complex over email, “I’d rather have [this EP] sound rougher around the edges. Maybe it’s not the best guitar take or the best vocal take or the best anything, but it’s capturing that moment.”
Listen to "The Road" and order Ojai here, which also includes the option for a limited edition 7" vinyl. Young & Sick was also nice enough to share a few original drawings, along with a re-imagined Complex logo, which you an check out below.