We’ve just hit the halfway mark of what has already been a stellar year for music, and it looks like there’s plenty more to look forward to. Today marks the premiere of Sydney three-piece Yon Yonson’s brand-spanking-new track, ‘Berlin’.
This is the first track the smooth-as-silk electronic trio have released since signing to Sydney-based independent label, TEEF Recordings, and is mastered by Andre Eremin who has also worked previously with Hiatus Kaiyote, Chet Faker, and Anatole.
Stylistically speaking, ‘Berlin’ is heavy on samples without sounding overly cluttered. The beautiful piano loops perfectly complement the clever electronic production, which, at the same time, sound both atmospheric and startlingly intimate.
However, the in-depth lyrics tell a different story. According to songwriter, Andrew Kuo, the track explores the subjects of relative experience, cynicism and housing affordability, and was inspired by a conversation Kuo had with a close friend.
“We were both dissatisfied and trying to decide whether to quit our shitty jobs and move overseas or bite the bullet and try get a higher paying shitty job in Sydney,” says Kuo. “He did the former and I’m trying to do the latter.”
It’s no big loss that he’s decided to stay and keep gracing us with soothing, trip-hop-inspired earworms.
The trio have been writing, recording, mixing and releasing their own music and making their own videos from their bedroom since 2010, and with ‘Berlin’ it seems like their hard work just keeps paying off.
Check out Yon Yonson’s new track ‘Berlin’ below and keep your eyes peeled and ears to the ground for what should be a superb year ahead for this exciting Sydney three-piece.
- Words: Vincent Dwyer