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Picture this. A Miyazaki film, some dreamy layered melody, a sudden melancholic feeling and a hot spell of weather you’re trying to fight off but soon realise it’s best if you go with the flow and start wandering in your thoughts as you stroll down Brisvegas’ streets. That’s where Yoste’s (pronounced liked the word ‘lost’) newest track comes in. Titled “Chihiro”, an obvious nod to Hayao Miyazaki the famed Japanese film director, the track covers every need for that feverish soundtrack. It’s light-hearted and packs in quite a punchy beat. Topped with the simplest lyrics and overall feel good impression.

Yoste says about “Chihiro”:

“This was the first song I wrote for Yoste. It wasn’t all that long ago and yet it feels as if it was. I wanted to keep it very simple, almost bare. The structure is unconventional. There is a single melody, only two verses and no real chorus. I wanted the vocals to be almost childlike in their melody and sound, which largely stemmed from the ethereal nature of the instrumentation. Thematically it was about trying to capture a feeling of wonder, of being lost in a good way. I wanted it to feel the way Hayao Miyazaki films feel, hence the name Chihiro.”

Out of my cage through an open door
Feeling less tired than I did before
I broke my fever then I broke my chains
I don’t like liars and I don’t like change
I tried to run but I was much too slow
I’m only young but that was long ago
The air was cooler now it burns my lungs
Stains my eyes and stills my tongue

Yoste’s forthcoming EP, ‘try to be okay’, is due February 15th on Akira Records


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