New Music June 12, 2019

Yorke releases another sync-ready single

Yorke releases another sync-ready single
Image: Max Fairclough

Off the back of supporting Ruel on his national sold-out tour and in the lead-up to touring with Jack Gray, has released new single, ’Thought I Could’.

The newcomer has grabbed the attention of industry personnel and listeners alike with two bold indie-pop singles. The second of which, ‘Wake this City’, was even hand-picked as the TV sync for the new season of 9-1-1.

Yorke is yet to impact Australian commercial radio as a lead artist, with her only foray coming as a feature vocalist on Kilter’s 2019 track ‘Overdrive’ which was picked up by Hit Network Late Nights.

‘Thought I Could’ dives deeper into the dreamy indie-pop soundscape than she has gone before. The bold and cinematic production is elevated by the dark keys, punchy drums and a big chorus that ignites the catchy hook.

Co-written with Andy Hopkins and mixed by London based Mark Rankin, ‘Thought I Could’ was conceived on the anxious spring night that her debut single ‘First Light’ was released.

“We were in the studio watching it being released around the world, while we were trying to write this song. I was panicking at the time, but I think it added to just how vulnerable the track has become,” she admits.

Throughout the song, the Byron Bay singer-songwriter questions the reality of leaving her hometown to follow her dreams and the consequences of her decisions by having to leave someone behind.

The chorus elevates the cinematic approach with a hook that is sync-ready for another prime time inclusion. “Always wanted to leave this place but I never really thought I would. Always dreaming of wider spaces, I never really thought I should”. She not only shows a vulnerability but also opens up her experience to become relatable for any dream chaser.

To celebrate the release of ‘Thought I Could’, Yorke will be hitting the road in August with debut headline shows.

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