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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 17, 2022

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Rising Star Yorke Drops New Single and Announces Tour

Rising Star Yorke Drops New Single and Announces Tour
Michael Hannay

Emerging Byron Bay singer-songwriter Yorke has released another indie-pop gem in ‘Thought I Could’ as well as announcing her maiden headline shows.

Fresh off supporting teenage pop sensation Ruel on his massive Australian tour comes Yorke’s moodiest single yet, the striking ‘Thought I Could’.

Lyrically, the track follows Yorke “… telling someone special that you need to leave your home town.” This bittersweet feeling carries through the song, and the listener is transported directly into Yorke’s shoes. The chorus’ hook line “…always wanted to leave this place but I never really thought I would” best expresses this whirlwind of emotion; Yorke has opened the door to possibility, but sacrifices have to be made with that.

The dark synths ground the song’s verses in an anxious mood before exploding into the hugely cinematic chorus – the juxtaposition makes the rise soar to even greater heights.

Cowritten with decorated composer Andy Hopkins and mixed by Mark Rankin, the song was written overnight in a blur before Yorke left Byron Bay and her previous life behind, fuelled “by having to tell someone I was leaving and finding out exactly what I wanted to say to them.”

In addition to her own headline shows down the east coast of Australia comes a slot supporting singer-songwriter Jack Gray on his largely sold-out tour – these dates may be your only opportunity to catch Yorke in small rooms.

‘Thought I Could’ is available to stream on Spotify.

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