After the success of her first single ‘Wild as a Horse’, Parisian fashion designer turned musician Yorina has released her debut EP ‘Dry Your Tears’, produced by The Dø’s Dan Levy.
Channeling past pain and trauma into her music and using only a keyboard, mellotron, and her enchanting vocals, the EP’s title track transforms grief into intimate beauty. Yorina delves into her emotions to overthrow her rational thinking, stating: “at some point every weakness becomes a strength”.
Influenced by ‘The Queen of Jazz’ Ella Fitzgerald and Kanye West, the emerging synth-pop sensation has carefully hand-crafted her own French electro-pop sound. Yorina’s melancholic lyricism draws on her need to “express her past hurts and feelings” which she does with an innate fragility, incorporating minimalist tendencies to create an intoxicating ballad.
Originally using music as a way of escaping and coping with the loss of her brother, Yorina soon discovered that she had a natural flair for the songwriting process. The Parisian artist started as a talented fashion designer and now, her artistry translates into her dramatic scores. Stirring ballads, melancholic lyricism and hazy synth sounds all portray a musician whose delicate creativity has birthed an alluring and undeniable striking aesthetic.