Yollks has got style and ‘Substance’ on her new track
YOLLKS first came to our attention with her dream pop debut track ‘Return To Sender’, full of wobbling synths and the ambient soundscapes that veer on the ethereal it was an amazing debut. Now, Elle Tayla, the women behind the eggy persona, is back with ‘Substance’ – a shockingly present and dark electronic track.
‘Substance’ is at first unassuming, building off the dreaminess of Yollks’ voice which is rich and echoed over itself, leaving no gaps in the track. There is a distinct feeling of build up throughout the song; menacing synths gather while very organic percussion drives it, culminating in all the elements coming together to explode into something not quite euphoric but within the ballpark. Of the track, Yollks has said “[it is] about seeing the warning signs of something/someone that you know is toxic and trying not to fall into old patterns regardless of how easy or comfortable it seems at the time.”
Yollks’ strength in this track is how the production and the lyrics meet up in such a stylistically refreshing way. The sinister build up and lyrical content go hand in hand, and when the beat finally peaks, there is a release which functions more as a relief, a letting go, yet somehow also a giving in as Yollks’ wails over “Not for the sake of a heart attack.” ‘Substance’ is a second single that speaks for itself; it is substance with style and an excellent slice of malevolent dream pop.
Yollks’ will be releasing ‘Substance’ at The John Curtin Hotel in Melbourne on April 21st with Aphir, Ocdantar and Elkkle. The single launch will also be working in conjunction with HoMie, a brand that distributes clothing to homeless youth, employs and trains those transitioning out of homelessness and also helps to try remove the stigma attached to helplessness. Five dollars from every pre-sale ticket will be donated to HoMie and their merch will also be sold on the night. Head here for more info on the show, and here for more info on HoMie.
WORDS BY LLOYD CRACKETT