Indigo De Souza Shares An Emotional New Video For “Younger & Dumber”

Indigo De Souza

American singer-songwriter, Indigo De Souza, drops a heart-rending video for her new single “Younger & Dumber.” The track comes off the upcoming album All of This Will End, which is set to be released on April 28 via Saddle Creek. The follow-up to 2021’s Any Shape You Take includes 11 tracks, among which are “Wasting Your Time,” “Time Back,” “Parking Lot,” and many others. 

The visuals of “Younger & Dumber” contain old footage of De Souza during her childhood years. She describes the track as “a flood beam of my emotional and spiritual human experience,” and sings: “Which way will I run when I want something new?/ I don’t feel at home in this house anymore/ Which way will I run when I’m over you?/ I don’t feel at home in this town.”

Designed by De Souza and her mom, Kimberly Oberhammer, the original costumes give viewers a peek into Indigo’s unique inner world that is portrayed in the lyrics: “When I was younger/ Younger and dumber/ Built like a flower/ You came to pick me, from out of the city/ You turned me sour/ When I was younger/ Younger and prouder/ I was nobody/ You came to hurt me in all the right places/ Made me somebody.”

Speaking of “Younger & Dumber,” De Souza says: “My growing up defeated by a world brutally littered with trash, violence, and grief, and somehow finding beauty, purpose, and boundless love existing in the same place. This song felt really emotionally intense for me when I wrote it. I was sitting in my house and it kind of flowed right to me as if it had already been written by some other force.”

She adds: “A lot of the lyrics are a nod to the idea that your experiences make you who you are. I endured some heavy darkness and dysfunction when I was a teenager. But if I hadn’t been through those things, I wouldn’t be who I am now. When you’re young, you don’t know any better, but you learn from your experiences, and then you become somebody who’s been alive and learning.”

Indigo De Souza explains how “heartbreaking” it was “to start as a child with vivid curiosity, innocent imagination and joy, and for the world to end up being kind of brutal to be a part of. This song is a love letter to everyone’s inner child. No one can prepare us for how insane it is to be alive. How many times we will have to rise from the ashes and what courage it will take.”

Watch the official music video for “Younger & Dumber” here:

See the full tracklist of All of This Will End below: 

  1. Time Back 
  2. You Can Be Mean 
  3. Losing 
  4. Wasting Your Time 
  5. Parking Lot 
  6. All of This Will End 
  7. Smog 
  8. The Water 
  9. Always 
  10. Not My Body 
  11. Younger & Dumber