Youth Lagoon is the musical project of Trevor Powers. Born in San Diego, CA and later moving to Boise, ID, Powers began writing a set of songs while studying English at the local university. Released in 2011 on Fat Possum Records, "The Year of Hibernation" is a collection of songs that were primarily influenced by chronic anxiety. "I don't think I could ever write a completely happy album," says Powers. "It's not that I'm not a happy person, but I have too many things in my mind that haunt me."