YOKE LORE - MEDITATIONS EP
LABEL : ARTS & CRAFTS // RELEASE DATE : JUNE 14, 2019
Yoke Lore is the solo musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. After putting out three acclaimed EPs which gained him a loyal following— Far Shore (2016), Goodpain (2017), and Absolutes (2018) — 2019’s Meditations strips several of Galvin’s familiar songs to their core by trading the usual electronic elements for arrangements of piano, horns, and strings. “In re-interpreting it, I wanted to clear out everything but the song itself, so that people to whom it means something can glean a more refined experience of the song itself. Clear out the clutter, unburden yourself,” Galvin explains of “Beige (unburdened)”, the reimagined version of his song “Beige” from the Goodpain EP. In addition to these re-interpretations, listeners will also find Galvin’s two latest singles “Safe and Sound” and “Chin Up” to complete the Meditations EP.
Three years of non-stop touring (supporting acts like Bastille, LP, Frenship, Overcoats, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Aquilo) and playing festivals worldwide (SXSW, The Great Escape, Field Trip, Billboard Hot 100) led to Yoke Lore’s first US headline tours, selling out shows all over the country. In 2019, Yoke Lore will make appearances at BottleRock Napa Valley, Firefly Festival (Dover) and Bushstock (London), following an east coast headline run. He recently announced his debut UK headline shows taking place in London, Manchester and Leeds in June 2019.
Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs start with the folksy timbre of a banjo and add echoing waves of vocals and percussion to create unforgettable pop music with tactile sincerity and conviction. Since 2016, he has released 3 EP’s and a handful of singles, including a cover of Savage Garden’s “Truly Madly Deeply” that Taylor Swift added to her “Songs Taylor Loves” playlist.
MEDITATIONS EP TRACKLIST
01 Chin Up
02 Cut And Run (gutted)
03 Fake You (bared)
04 Safe And Sound
05 World Wings (reduction)
06 Beige (unburdened)
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