London-based rising artist yeule brings us a new stunning performance video for Sónar CCB
Recorded at Somerset House Studios, the performance begins with yeule behind a grand piano and slowly pans out to reveal they are accompanied by cellist Lucinda Chua and producer Danny L Harle. yeule performs the song ‘Eyes,’ an unreleased track from their upcoming album Glitch Princess, which is due 4th February 2022 via Bayonet Records, as well as a rendition of Claude Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune‘.
Glitch Princess, 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. The aforementioned album will also feature the previously released singles ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Your Own Beauty,’ which the FADER described as “an ethereal, almost emo gem” and ‘The Things They Did For Me Out Of Love‘ featuring Danny L Harle.
On Glitch Princess soothing un-melodies rest comfortably among the jagged edges of feedback loops. 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 of in-between spaces, 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 centre 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.