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Following the success of her debut EP Bluff, hotly tipped producer/singer yunè pinku returns with the euphoria-inducing new track ‘Jaws’.
Ascending chord stabs and ghostly vocals occupy the track’s mid and upper ranges, driving the arrangement to anthemic proportions as the breaks and sub-bass rumble through the track with a thunderous effect. yunè’s voice loops and flows with aqueous character, dazzling across the gloriously chaotic broken beats and caustic synthesisers. Enveloped with attitude-soaked lyricism and hazy pads, the latest single further solidifies yunè’s reputation as a genre-blurring frontrunner.
yunè says: “Jaws to me is about being perpetually fed up of compromise, I guess in a way leaning into the inner warrior or villain that we all have inside of us; in this case I thought of a boxer! The song has existed for a quite a while now but it’s sort of a closing score to my project Bluff, I think a bit of a last hurrah for the angsty stuff and making way for the more tender, experimental on coming music.”
“Jaws” and its accompanying white-label club mix will receive a very limited vinyl release in the coming weeks.
yunè pinku’s debut EP Bluff was a heady, thrilling first statement of intent. Preceded by 3 singles, Laylo with its mesmeric dance hooks in clever, textural ways, Affection’s take on a dubby bassline reminiscent of experimental early 00s post-dubstep and DC Rot, an electronic ode to skate culture, armed with phased-out breakbeats and pipe harmonies, the music video was shot against the cityscapes of London and featuring pro skater / yuné’s sister Faith, it is a perfect introduction to pinku’s world.
Having collaborated with rising Australian dance star Logic1000 on breakout hit ‘What You Like’ and a co-sign from Joy Orbison, who invited her to contribute a guest mix during his Radio 1 residency last year, pinku’s year began with a coveted mix for The Blessed Madonna on New Years Day. The burgeoning young artist has since received extensive radio support since arriving on the scene, securing key BBC Radio support from the likes of industry heavyweights Pete Tong, Giles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Danny Howard and Clara Amfo to name a few.
As “Jaws” rounds off this first chapter, watch this space for much more in the coming months.
30th Sept- Yes (Basement) – Manchester, UK
1st Oct – Adaptations Festival – Leeds, UK
4th October – Vice Presents: Roundhouse Rising – London, UK
6th – Koko (supporting George Fitzgerald) – London, UK
18th Nov – Primavera Winter – Benidorm, Spain
19th Nov – Pitchfork Paris – Paris, France
4th March – Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival – Florida, USA
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