NEW ARTIST: YORKE | WINDOW SHOPPING
Indie-electro-pop singer Yorke, real name Grace Hughes, is becoming one of the brightest new talents on the music scene. After releasing her debut single "First Light" last year, the Byron Bay native has garnered critical praise and support from Spotify, MTV and Apple Music. She has released her latest single, "Window Shopping," alongside a short string of live dates. Inspired by the disco greats of yesteryear and driven by a rollicking bassline, jangly lead guitar line and Hughes’ own vocals, the track was brought to life in a matter of mere hours, with the 22-year-old experimenting with various instruments such as a triangle, a Cabasa and a trash can. “I sometimes think the anxiety of wanting to make a good first impression (in any respect) can overshadow the ability to establish a meaningful connection,” Hughes says of the track’s meaning.
As for the video itself, Hughes rhapsodized that director Kyle Caulfied was an obvious choice to bring her aesthetic vision to life. “For me, when writing "Window Shopping," the visual universe that the song existed was just as vivid as the track itself,” she says. ‘Window Shopping’ is Hughes’ first release for 2021, following the standalone single "Gravity" last July. Both tracks ride the high of her debut EP, ‘Liberosis,’ which made waves upon its March 2020 release. To launch the new single, she will embark on a three-date run of headline dates across the Australian east coast, taking on shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this July.