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Lebanese/Australian alt-pop artist YAGKI has returned with her first single of 2024, Something I Do – produced by Yianni Adams (BettyKyoshi) and mixed by James Guido (LAULucy Sugerman).

Something I Do unfurls with a reverie-like ambience, both intimate and vast, adorned with celestial synths and delicate guitar riffs that infuse a nostalgic, lo-fi charm. The rich vocals and intricate melodies carry undertones of R&B influence, seamlessly intertwining diverse elements into a shimmering sonic silhouette.

YAGKI talks about the inspiration behind Something I Do: “Something I Do is an exploration of the sensation of emptiness and the acceptance of detachment. Reflecting on a childhood experience where I was in a coma at the age of three, the song delves into how such trauma echoes into my later life. It delves into themes of impulsivity and identity struggles, serving as a caution to those attempting to forge close connections with me while I feel so empty.”

Accompanying the release is the enigmatic music video directed/filmed by Max Pasalic (BESTIES). The camera delves into close-ups amid diverse urban, studio and domestic settings, capturing the enchanting essence of performance. Amidst vibrant red lenses capturing hands reaching for YAGKI‘s face, these shots juxtapose against her ethereal figure in the backdrop, casting a mesmerising contrast.

Fresh off a rebrand from past project name, Sarah Yagki, YAGKI‘s previous releases have been widely embraced by triple j Unearthed and Australian community radio stations FBi Radio4ZZZSYN Media2RRR2SER, and more. In the blogosphere, her tracks have been supported by the likes of Atwood Magazine (USA), Backseat Mafia (UK/AUS), The Music, Tone Deaf, The AU Review, Music Feeds, LivewireAU, AAA Backstage and Something You Said. YAGKI has also had multiple videos added to MTV.


With thanks to Good Intent

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