The London-via-Singapore singer-songwriter yeule breaking down boundaries with new album ‘Glitch Princess’ and bringing extraordinary music experience to her listeners, out now via Bayonet Records
The 13-track project opens a channel to the in-between spaces: error messages and broken computer code, what it is to be conceptually manifested, and the curation of the aesthete. Glitch Princess is the undiluted excerpt of a downpour of emotions following Ćmiel’s experiences with sobriety – a redirection of chaotic energy into verse and the opportunity to confront their own vices.
yeule shares about the album, “I was the Glitch Princess, in a time before. Not far from this dimension, but close enough to remember and piece together, like a thin fabric through the wind of Earth. This documentation of myself is but a fragment I have tried so very hard to alchemise into the sonic and visual.
A journey that can be experienced, as a capsule of time I have captured in the eyes of a daydream deep-dived in emotive, confessional, and somewhat hopeful repertoires of my experiences in the cyborg form. With much love, I hold my pink 18650 close to my heart under the light from a dying sun.”
Glitch Princess also includes the four hour and forty-four minute long song “The Things They Did For Me Out Of Love“ produced by Danny L Harle, which Pitchfork praised as, “a disorienting daydream that blurs the line between attentive listening and conceptual art.”
Video game scores, experimental shoegaze sounds, alien-like pitched vocals, and ethereal whispers come together to build a complex underworld with the occasional erratic dance beat to guide users deeper into the fever dream. It is an album straddling sweetness and death, with the understanding that the two will always be tied to each other.
The yeule project was fabricated by Ćmiel to act as a portal or rift which allows them to communicate their art to the outside world, while still being protected within their inner shell. yeule was constructed as a manifesto of Ćmiel’s own identity, where they have always had access to multiple avatars and the freedom to change or contort at will — solace through embodying mutable, chameleon-like multiplicities.
The yeule project exists to store fragments of their reality, dreams, and inner state — an external memory device, a brain or emotional center that exists independently of its creator. yeule is inviting us to transcend into a post-human world where expression is no longer bound by identity, but rather we are free to assemble ourselves along lines of affinity. A future where our assigned gender is no longer relevant, where we can congregate with whoever we are drawn to, regardless of our prior designations.
yeule also recently performed at London’s Pitchfork Music Festival 2021 and graced the cover of MusicTech. yeule will also feature in a new film titled Lipstick on The Glass, the latest film from Polish director Kuba Czekaj, premiering later this year.