Multi-dimensional artist and producer yeule shares “inferno”, the latest single off their forthcoming album ‘softscars’ out September 22nd via Ninja Tune. “inferno” finds yeule lamenting over a relationship, incorporating burning analogies to describe the intensity in their heart. Contrary to the track’s title, the song is light and dewy. Fans can stream “inferno” and pre-save ‘softscars’ here: yeule.lnk.to/softscarsPR
Like many of the songs on the forthcoming album, “inferno” was originally born from a journal entry, which yeule often refers to as a scar entry. Speaking on the track they note, “The song is a gash, scar no.9. In this scar I ask the blue flame in my heart, will you ever fade? When you are engulfed and eaten in blue, what was left of me were parts of you.” “inferno” follows their previously released single “ghosts” as well as their double single “dazies” and “fish in the pool”.
By setting their inner musings to cathartic punk riffs and ethereal electronics, yeule crafted ‘softscars’. On the blistering project, they closely examine the anatomy of their long held emotional wounds, making for their most penetrating and daring work yet. By liberating their repressed memories through images of blood, flames, porcelain, and angel wings, they honour the way that pain has shaped their past selves and built their instinct for self-protection.
Though its subject matter is heavy and arcane, there is a sense of joyful catharsis that emanates throughout the project, which was written and produced by yeule and collaborator Kin Leonn, with additional production from Mura Masa and Chris Greatti (Yves Tumor, Willow Smith). Driving it along is yeule’s shape shifting vocals, sounding more assured than ever in all of its jagged edges and haunting whispers, relaying the imperfect process of healing.
The album follows their critically acclaimed 2022 release, ‘Glitch Princess’, which received a Best New Music stamp from Pitchfork. A chameleonic auteur guided by a multidisciplinary ethos, they craft entire worlds and personas through their music, weaving together everything from the classical canon, hypermodern internet cultures, academic theory, the esoteric, and their own carnal desires.