Following the success of her debut single “Laylo”, hotly tipped producer / singer yunè pinku kicks off 2022 with the announcement of her debut EP “Bluff”, and shares a fresh taster from the project, “Affection”.
“Affection” takes listeners on a hazy journey of pulsating basslines and up-front chord stabs primed for sound system usage. Pinku’s voice permeates through the track’s introductory segment with a synth-like quality, shimmering atop the broken rhythmic elements with ethereal presence. Her ability to reshape fundamental U.K. sounds from a refreshing and youthful standpoint brings an element of welcome familiarity to her productions, whilst also offering new and uncharted themes within the music for listeners to explore.
yunè pinku sheds light on the thought process behind the new single: “Affection is about all the work we put in to get the attention of a crowd or a person but feeling dissatisfied when you get it. I think it was a really fun one to make because it just had a lot of energy but it’s a bit moodier than other pieces I’ve made.“
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, yunè pinku is on the cusp of releasing her debut EP “Bluff” in the spring. First single ‘Laylo’ layers mesmeric dance hooks in clever, textural ways, the title track employs scuttly garage drums with golden era UKG bass stabs, while ‘Affection’ takes on a dubby bassline reminiscent of experimental early 00s post-dubstep. It makes for a heady, thrilling first statement of intent.
Delving into the world of visual arts, the latest single is accompanied by a mind-bending video directed by Alice Aires. Inspired by pinku’s own reflections on the new record, Aires delves into the process of bringing this incredible technicolour, hyper-world to life; “over the past few months I’ve had a slight obsession with Star Trek – I love how the show’s main characters stay compassionate in the most unsafe and challenging of situations – and so I aimed to make an allusion to that value, as to show some resolution”. By drawing upon the root of Pinku’s inspirations from a visual standpoint, the video aligns perfectly with the single.
Pinku began 2022 with a coveted mix for The Blessed Madonna on New Years Day and with “Laylo” receiving key press, playlist and Radio 1 support, this multi-talented rising star is primed and ready for her music to be heard across the nation’s dancefloors and pre-parties alike.
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