Belgian dream pop singer YUS (real name Youceff Kabal) is back with his brand new offering, “ A Way Out”, which is out next week. The song was written all the way back in 2012, recorded under his real name in 2016, and it has been reworked over the past few years, ultimately for his brand new album Hyperspiritual, which is due for release next year.
‘ A Way Out’ was recorded as an ode to Kabal’s girlfriend at the time and is about how he couldn’t be himself around her, but he felt he had to go in this direction to keep the relationship going. It is something that I can relate to very much, so I like where this is heading. But what about the song itself? Let’s give it a listen!
Well, this is very interesting; there is a LOT of autotune, which works with big pop production. The lyrics talk of loss and longing for the protagonist to try and be himself in this seemingly impossible situation. The synth towards the end echoes this with deep sadness. It can be hard to be yourself, especially when sharing your deep vulnerabilities is scary. The music and lyrics make you feel this and entrance you into its power, which is what a great track should do. A solid find.
“A Way Out” is released on 14th October.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos