Yeah0k! is a cool girl who makes music, so you know I’ve been listening. She proved herself worthy with spacey single “it’s not all bad” in early 2022, a beautiful evolution from the life she once knew. She also dropped “lungs” with an accompanying video that came out recently. It’s bubbly and high-energy, and an early glance at where her artistic ambition would lead her next. Her newest EP, “a time” contains seven tracks of digitalized, erratic production drenched in syrupy, high-pitched delivery.
The opening track takes flight with a sharp vocal outburst and a plunge into the punchy verses we’ve been hearing from her lately. The instrumental is metallic, digitalized, and addictive. “Pritty Bitch” is slower, more melodic, and equally as memorable. The vocals are choppy, cutting straight into the bouncy production. There’s a feature from biichftt here, who makes their presence known effortlessly. “Earthbound” is more upbeat, simplistic, and familiar. The vocals here are more fluid, gliding across the fun, playful production. Artist angel jelly makes an appearance with raspy, deeper vocals that pair perfectly with Yeah0k!’s.
Then, listeners are transported back into the previous hyper, robotic soundscape. “intoxicating freestyle” boasts a more traditional, bass drenched sound. The vocals are sugary, whispered, and almost unrecognizable. It has a distant emoplugg feel to it, with in-your-face lines like “coke up in my nose/that’s how it go”. The track is a short electric surge in the EP, lasting a little over a minute and a half. Closing track “Cycles” offers a hushed, slow ending. The vocals are angelic, echoing through the lofty instrumental. The delivery is heartfelt and vulnerable, a heavenly conclusion to the chaos. Tonedeaf’s feature was an excellent choice, lines like “I don’t know if I can breathe without you/I don’t know if I can think without you” sound glossy and weightless.
“a time” is a magnetic synopsis of what life has been like recently for Yeah0k!. Each track is a small window into a different timestamp in her life, and the different emotions that follow. She’s just beginning to find her place, and she’s inviting listeners to witness it.
Listen to the EP below.
– Mars (@gayidiot49)