YEBBA’s Breakout Year Continues With Sublime “Where Do You Go”
Buzz has been building around YEBBA since the arrival of “Evergreen” in 2017. Since then, the 24-year-old has built a loyal — and rapidly growing — fanbase with a series of high-profile collaborations. Abbey Smith (her real name) has lent her powerful pipes to Sam Smith’s “No Peace,” featured twice on Mark Ronson’s Late Night Feelings and found her way onto Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project. She now rolls out new music of her own, and “Where Do You Go” is every bit as sublime as you would expect from the industry’s Next Big Thing.
“It’s spinning me around again, like a little girl in a pink dress,” YEBBA begins the song over sparse, melancholy synths. “Darkness was my only friend, up until the moment we met.” She then pulls the trigger on the chorus: “And I held you so close and you said — Where do you go when you go? What do you take of your weary soul?” The most extraordinary thing about YEBBA (apart from her voice) is her restraint. She wrings emotion out of every lyric and ad-lib without over-singing or unnecessary acrobatics. If the rising star ever gets around to releasing an album it’s going to be extraordinary.
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