Byron Bay singer-songwriter Yorke has shared her new single ‘Gravity’, an anthemic, deceptively buoyant pop gem about doomed romance that demonstrates an evolution since she began releasing singles a couple of years back, culminating in debut EP Liberosis back in March.
“I’ve gained more confidence, know exactly what I like and don’t like, and I’ve challenged myself to push my boundaries,” explains the musician, real name Grace Hughes.
Centring around a love story between an alien and a human struggling to exist in one another’s orbit, there’s a 90s rom-com energy that permeates the track on every level. “Think ‘intergalactic Romeo and Juliet’ minus the tragedy,” says Hughes.
‘Gravity’ was written in a single day alongside Melbourne-based producer Gab Strum, better known as Japanese Wallpaper. “Bouncing off the walls” and running on several cups of coffee during its writing, Hughes says the pair channeled all that energy into the song.
“For me, it feels like the perfect fusion of both Gab and I’s influences, and probably the first time I’ve felt completely authentic as an artist,” she adds.
From there, Finnish producer Hank Solo handled additional production, before the track was mixed by former Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla.
Listen to ‘Gravity’ below.