Young & Sick: A New Era Of “Plastic Soul”

The brainchild of Dutch artist Nick Van Hofwegen, famous for designing album artwork for Foster The People, Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke, Young & Sick is a music and art project that has persevered through initial self-imposed anonymity (refusing to create social media accounts and turning down six-figure label contracts) to raving reviews and acclaim in a matter of months. Playing downtempo, futuristic R&B with an indietronica feel, he has been stealing the show at festivals such as Coachella and SXSW, and has released an eponymous LP earlier this year. He will be playing at Johnny Brenda’s in Philly on June 18 and the Bowery Ballroom in New York on June 19.