With a riot grrrl look and a pop magic sound YNES is back with her best work yet- work that we are grateful to exclusively premier ahead of it’s release. Heading back to YNES’s socials we learn that she’s been writing for many years and a lot this is still on her YouTube channel, but the current guise of YNES (birth name Kira) has given us 2 singles plus All I Do (Dream of You). YNES has announced that on the 28th of March she will be dropping her first EP, with our love of this track it can’t come soon enough.

“All I Do (Dream of You) sounds like a ranty teenage diary exerts set to bubblegum pop”

All I Do (Dream of You) opens with a 20 second disorientating echo filled phasing intro and as newcomers of the YNES work it lightly builds our anticipation before in unison the track kicks in with its relatable lyrical scenes. If you surveyed the radio listening public about rebel-pop females they may speak of Katy Perry and her girl kissing escapades, but in reality it’s people like YNES who are the badasses of music because they’re the ones that tell it how it is for most of society in their 20s. All I Do (Dream of You) sounds like a ranty teenage diary exerts set to bubblegum pop, and no, there is no overly sexualised ‘lets sell records with pseudo bisexuality’ on this record.

“YNES is here, she’s not going away and she’s doing it for herself and women out there who want to be heard.”

Kira is a self confessed fan and advocate of the DIY scene and with her drive and determination to succeed she sets herself apart from other upcoming talented acts of a similar style- we love Kira for that. Kira has commented how she is an artist as a whole in many forms and not just a musician, whether you’re drawn to the words of her sofa opera style love life or her self-styled looks the one thing we can say is that YNES is here, she’s not going away and she’s doing it for herself and women out there who want to be heard.

Acts early releases are a voyage of discovery, a journey from being able to put together a few chords that vaguely work together to crafting a piece of work with a more delicate complexity. All I Do (Dream of You) shows how YNES has progressed to understanding the finer points of pop- not every song has to be Bohemian Rhapsody. All I Do (Dream of You) is a simple song musically, but it’s a fun song and a song that allows you to chuckle (or in the Gen Z meme filled generation, puff a bit of air out of your nose) when on each listen you notice another beautifully nonsensical lyric. YNES, who the fuck ever questioned that snow should need permission? We’ll let you readers ponder that as you enjoy our premier.

YNES embodies the DNA of X-Ray Spex lead singer Poly Styrene, “some people say little girls should be seen and not heard, but I think, Oh Bondage, Up Yours!”

10/10

Words: James Wadsworth @jamespart31

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