Concert preview: Youth Lagoon balances fragility, muscle on Savage Hills Ballroom

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

Trevor Powers, who records and performs as Youth Lagoon, appears devastated and alone at the onset of his most recent album Savage Hills Ballroom. "All I want is for you to come back home," he sighs in a voice that sounds somehow smaller than his slight frame. By the song's close, however, Powers has rediscovered his confidence, singing "We will be the faces of the future" as the music shifts into a booming EDM groove. It's a dichotomy that surfaces throughout, with hushed, harrowing passages giving way to muscled bursts of room-altering noise.

Moon King opens the show.

A&R Music Bar

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23

391 Neil Ave., Arena District