The Chain Gang of 1974 is an indietronica project that is the moniker of L.A. based, multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Kamtin Mohage.
Following on from the epic ‘Miko‘ and ‘Sleepwalking’ is ‘You’, an emotionally charged track that was written after a previously reckless Mohage had seen a horrendous highway accident.
In his recent interview with Rolling Stone, Mohage states:
“When I was living in Malibu, a cyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed, I drove past and saw his body on the road. It was a very surreal scene to witness. I started to imagine him having a wife and young daughter, and how they were now left behind without that important figure in their lives. I started thinking about my own parents, and how everyone will eventually move onto the next world. The song ended up being about this man, who in my eyes was this hero to his family.”
‘You’ is taken from the inspirational ‘Daydream Forever’ album, which was out on 4 February 2014.
Sounds like: Fenech-Soler, The Naked and Famous, Two Door Cinema Club, Passion Pit, The Postal Service, New Order, M83, The Canyons, The Used