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EP Review: “try to be ok” Yoste

The Brisbane native, Yoste (pronounced like “lost”) has released his debut EP, try to be ok through Akira Records. The new EP contains his new single “Howl”.
Yoste describes “Howl” as “a song about looking inwards, finding comfort in simplicity, realising those things can come at the cost of certain relationships, and moving on.”

The album in its entirety offers a sedated, comfortable, and simmering cadence with fluid melodies and dreamy smooth soulful vocals.

Yoste – try to be okay EP Tracklist:

1. Arc
2. Chihiro
3. Empty
4. Blue
5. Howl
6. Moon

Speaking on the EP as a whole, Yoste says, “This is my first EP, and I view it very much as a definitive example of the project’s beginning… my beginning as a musician, really. The songs are built on and drawn from my concerns and experiences over the past couple of years, not only as a new artist but as a person on the cusp of adulthood. Thinking about it now, I suppose that’s why most of the instrumentation is so ethereal, very much trying to capture a sense of nostalgia and childlike wonder. At the same time most of the lyrical content is quite adult. I was grappling with an overwhelming fear of mortality, questions of identity, alienation, inadequacy – all the fun stuff. What is lovely to reflect on, however, is that some of the songs make sense of some of those feelings, and even arrive at something resembling a solution. Where those moments exist, I’ll leave to listeners to interpret.”

Yoste Tour dates:
* = w/Slow Magic and Shallou
# = w/Running Touch

3/27 –  Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre *
3/29 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs *
3/30 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
4/2 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott *
4/3 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s *
4/5 – Madison, WI @ Majestic *
4/6 –  Detroit, MI @ El Club *
4/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse *
4/25 – Chico, CA @ El Rey *
4/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst *
4/27 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont *
5/1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
5/2 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
5/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene #
5/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge #
5/9 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
5/10 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop #
5/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
5/16 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott #
5/17 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall #
5/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Zone One at Elsewhere #

Yoste Socials:
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