Justin Larkin – “Young Enough to Know”


A song reflecting on the innocent moments of childhood, “Young Enough to Know” is a consuming track from Justin Larkin, an artist from Springfield, Missouri. Multiple vocal layers assemble amidst guitar twangs, the lyrics remembering a time “young enough to dream.” Larkin’s soaring vocal lead reminds fondly of Hamilton Leithauser, interchanging between suaveness and spine-chilling emotion. The chilling multi-layered “desensitized,” line is joined by lovely backing vocals and textural additions, while the majestic title-referencing refrain resonates with a timeless, string-laden power. “Young Enough to Know” enthralls with its intriguing blend of rock and folk, serving as one of several highlights on Larkin’s new album, Nowhere Is a Place, streaming below:

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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