yeule’s “Too Dead Inside” shows the nihilism behind a skin-deep smile
The new track is the fourth single from Glitch Princess, out February 4 on Bayonet Records.
Nat Ćmiel (yeule) has been busy. Since announcing their upcoming album, Glitch Princess — due February 4 via Bayonet Records — in October, they've shared four of its singles and released 𝐜𝕠𝔡e̴̹̦̬̣̰͕̤̞͈̘̎͌̽͝ ®, a "scented software for non-binary cyborgs" featuring "hints of smoked bergamot, pink pepper, white flowers, patchouli, cedarwood, iris root, and musks."
"Too Dead Inside," out today, has a club-ready beat by Danny L Harle that belies the cry for help at its lyrical core.
"I thought it was interesting to use a jungle beat for a song within the yeule sonic sphere," the Singapore-born, London-based artist says of the new track. "I think I wanted to see if lyricism had potential to pull a shiny, new, up-beat aesthete into a darker realm. Some days I find myself having little to no reaction to things that happen, good or bad. It's as though I just close off from everything. I might as well be a ghost. I'm watching everything from above, detached from reality. I watched someone die before, and they really wanted to live. A lot of the time, we like to say we're dead inside. I think it's the way we cope, because it's just too familiar and too convenient to be absent. I think I always had a lust for life despite romanticising death often. When something happens to you that leaves an imprint, a deep scar, it takes the reaction threshold of emotion away. On some glimmering days, I see it come back. And when beautiful things happen, it can be very beautiful. Just like how ugly it can be."
Watch the "Too Dead Inside" lyric video, and see yeule's upcoming U.S. tour dates, below.
yeule March 2022 U.S. tour dates
3/11 - Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust
3/15 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
3/19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
3/23 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
3/25 - Portland, OR - Holocene