USED TO BE
YNES‘ is the Coventry based singer/songwriter who is a unique musical force to be reckoned with! If you haven’t heard of her already, she’s a name that you’ll surely be remembering from here on in!
Following on from her highly successful politically charged single ‘Better Job’ where Ynes uses her voice as a platform to stand up for her rights as a creative person in a hugely suffering industry, today (14th May) sees the release of her latest offering ‘Used To Be’ . The new single can only be described as a unique twist on Britpop/punk mixing the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees with Lily Allen.
‘Used To Be’ is the first official release via new record label GRRRL GROANNN which is a new label formed by West Midlands musician Bryony Williams & Indie Midlands.
Speaking about the track, YNES has said
“Used to Be’ is the result of ten drunken minutes in lockdown – after realising I was suddenly unable to indulge in self-destructive behaviour, whilst also being hyper-aware that I was shedding the skin of my early twenties at home alone. I feel a sense of melancholy, of “what if these are the best days of my life?”, that I’ve never been able to shake.”
It’s evident from listening to the track that there’s a slight Melancholy and vulnerability weaved throughout that you can feel coming through. That being said it’s still got that die hard punk grrrl attitude oozing through every chord. It’s the sort of track that makes you say “hell yeah” that resonates with me, I want to sing along to this track at the top of my voice in wild abandon not giving two f*cks what anyone thinks!
Words by SALLY NEWMAN
Photo credits Jessica Rose Lena and Ynes