Country soul springs to life in Yola’s “Faraway Look”

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January 19, 2019

British country-soul singer Yola sits at the intersection of genres that, despite coming from similar origins, have existed worlds apart for decades. On her new single "Faraway Look", Yola seamlessly blends these sonic sisters, bringing gospel-tinged blues and vintage Americana together perfectly, offering up an eerie Black Mirror-esque video to go along with it. "We watch other people live out their dreams as we count down the clock on life and check out from existence," the singer explained about its concept. "'Faraway Look' makes me think of a time in my life where I was encouraged to stay in my lane and be thankful for my lot, which led to a lot of inner reflection."


Her upcoming debut album Walk Through Fire, produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, is set for a February 22 release.

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Thumbnail image via ALYSSE GAFKJEN.

Country soul springs to life in Yola’s “Faraway Look”