There’s just something about Emily Yacina. The Long Beach, California artist’s approach to making pop music is shot through with light, her gift for melody intermingled with this sense of the other, a pursuit of emotions almost outwith our grasp.
Attracting a cult following, her music was recently passed to Rostam by a mutual friend. Formerly of Vampire Weekend, now a vital producer, he began working with Emily on something new, something unexpected.
Upcoming on his own boutique label Matsor Projects, new seven inch pressing ‘Trick Of The Light’ / ‘Nothing Lasts’ blends two all-new songs.
New single ‘Nothing Lasts’ is out now and it’s terrific – quietly pulsating, perpetual in its state of evolution, Emily Yacina seems to pick you up in one place, and deposit you in another.
“”Nothing Lasts” was written after I read Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, inspired by Butler’s idea of God being change. The song started out as a demo written and produced by me, and then brought it to Rostam. Together, we built the song up to its fullest potential; adding live drums by Danielle Haim, piano by Elise Goldberg, and upright bass by Gabe Noel.”
A surging, inspiring piece of alt-pop, you can check out ‘Nothing Lasts’ below.
Photo Credit: Kelsey Hart