Yore – the exciting and progressive songwriter-vocalist combining music with high art – has released his debut EP1 (via LA’s independently popular.), which premiered on Clash today.
Co-produced with Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Robin Hannibal(Kendrick Lamar, Dvsn, Little Dragon), best known for being one half of the musical duoQuadron and founding member of Rhye, the EP is a selection of five stand-out tracks which perfectly showcase Yore’s powerful and emotive vocals.
Featuring the spellbinding ‘Angel Eyes’, which Notion described as ‘heavenly’, and his debut track ‘Knew Better’, which was accompanied by a mesmeric visual which was premiered on Hunger towards the end of the summer, the EP also includes three brand new tracks. ‘Time Zones’ is the project’s captivating and instantly addictive lead single, whilst Yore continues to flex his impressive, one-of-a-kind soulful stylings on the also previously unreleased tracks ‘New Religion’ and ‘In Place’.
“EP1 was inspired by my solo travels over the course of several years and the coinciding journey back to myself.”
“I really see it as just the starting point of this new story I’m writing about a life with always one foot off the ground or out the door.”
Working on EP1, Yore co-produced every song with a small list of collaborators and arrangers. For inspiration, Yore says he booked several solo trips between LA and Europe, making serendipitous connections and getting attached to the rhythms of places like London, Paris, and Berlin. The result is a deeply developed emotion he calls “the nostalgia for what could’ve been” – painted on a rich tapestry of cinematic instruments and progressive sounds. It’s a new and exciting direction not only for Yore as an artist reborn but for the music industry at-large.
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