Welcoming Yebba Into Your Life

Sometimes I remember that Yebba exists and I forget how to act. Then I remember that there are people out in there in the world who never knew Yebba to begin with and I’m extremely upset and sad about that instead.

I feel like it should be a cardinal sin to be unaware of this woman’s existence on Earth, and that’s a hill I will happily die on.

It’s hard to accurately articulate just how much I love Yebba, and just how incredible this woman is. It’s also stupidly hard to fathom how underrated she is and how little credit she gets for doing the things she does.

It’s like that woman has vocal chords made of pure gold.

There’s one song of her’s, that I think I’ve been returning to on YouTub, minimum six or seven times a month, for the last two years. Two years this video has been ingrained in my brain. Don’t even get me started on the fact that I even bothered to attempt singing this song only in the last three months for fear of even trying to touch Yebba’s performance.

Another disaster; this song isn’t on Spotify or Apple Music. You should sure know how much that means to me. Lil old me, who holds Spotify to a somewhat religious standard, has been heading to YouTube voluntarily, just to listen to this song.

I don’t know if there’s a single time yet where I’ve watched this performance, without crying. Try it out for yourself.

 


 

 


 

There is something so guttural and raw about this song, I can’t fathom how so much emotion can be conveyed the way Yebba does. Everything about this performance is so authentic and rare, and I constantly find myself holding my breath for a large majority of the song.

You can’t help but be in awe of this woman. I mean, come on.

 

x

Priya

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Dom’s Time

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I stumbled upon Dom McAllister while trolling through one of my favourite YouTube pages, Sofar. They put on amazing, intimate gigs, all around the world with a plethora of amazing musicians. Dom, being one of them. Listen to this voice:

 

 

I was literally captured within the first line he sang. Seeing him stand there, unassuming with his hands in his pockets made the voice that came out all the more amazing. Have to admit, 2:32, is definitely my favourite point. So. Much. Soul. How does a guy my age contain that much heart and soul when singing by himself, simply accompanied by a keyboard, played beautifully might I add. And then the cute little ‘thank you’ at the end. No, Dom. Thank you. I listen to this on YouTube all the time. Unfortunately this song, Only One, is not on Spotify, so you won’t be able to find it on any of my playlists. However, he does have two other fantastic, funky as heck songs up there, that you can definitely expect to find in a playlist or two.

His most recent one, is called Walking. It’s a song Dom explains is about being there for a friend, which you can definitely hear in the lyrics. It’s also, as the title may suggest, a brilliant walking song??? I have this song on my most listened to playlist and my mood increases tenfold while walking to a university class if this song shows up on my shuffle.

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However. Walking is not favourite song by Dom. That spot, is reserved for a song he released a little bit before he put out Walking, called In Time. Damn that song is magical. His voice is honestly like honey drizzling itself over some of the funkiest, groovy-iest bass lines and synths I’ve ever heard. The production value of this song is also incredible. I’m hoping he follows in fellow Bless Beats stars steps Jess Glynn, and start popping up in some amazing dance tracks, before releasing his much awaited EP. I’m very much biting my nails in anticipation.

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If In Time is any indication of the style Dom hopes to deliver with his EP I’d be incredibly satisfied. It’s the perfect mix of electric beats, production and tune, layered with this beautiful soulful vocal performance from McAllister. I could only hope to deliver such a track like In Time. It’s one of my favourites at the moment. I’ve definitely been listening to it all throughout August, so keep an eye out for it on my August Tunes, which you know are just around the corner! The month has flown past. But anyway, back to the matter at hand. Dom and his crazy voice. On that note, I’m going to share the best thing I found when looking at all the stuff he had out on the internet. This gem.

 

 

You all know how much I love Kehlani. Lani is one of the most beautiful artists in the world, (who I’m seeing so very, very soon) and Dom’s soulful crooning reinvents this song so beautifully. Wishing this was on Spotify.

Wishing more of Dom was on Spotify.

Very much wishing more people heard this amazing voice, hopefully you give him a listen. If you do, let me know what you think in the comments!

x

p.f