Eat This Music has been a fan of Sydney pop artist Yorke ever since first hearing “First Light” back in 2018, since the release of her debut single, Yorke has gone on to release 5 singles and a seven-track EP, in fact, that EP is her debut EP “Liberosis“, which was released this week.
A chapter of my life summed up in 7 songs and is now yours.
— Yorke on the release of “Liberosis”
Speaking on the release of the EP, York explains that EP has been a long time coming, and it feels surreal that the EP is finally out. “Huge shout out to everyone who played a part in making it happen!”
Featuring seven tracks, Yorke’s “Liberosis” explores the messiness of moving from adolescence into adulthood, while also touching on most crucially, the liberation found in discovering who you are and what you want in life.
Without going into too much detail on the EP, Yorke was nice enough to provide a breakdown of every single, however, Eat This Music has chosen to share with you what Yorke said about our favourite songs.
LIBEROSIS EP TRACK BREAKDOWN
Wake The City:
“This track was written whilst I was at a mental crossroads and was figuring out the importance of trusting your gut or letting your emotions cloud your judgement. It was one of the first songs we wrote for the EP, and I love the way it blends a hint of electronica into the cinematic Yorke sound. It’s a pretty personal song for me.”
Thought I Could:
“This song will forever remain my favourite on the EP. Whilst the meaning behind it has shifted slightly as I’ve grown, the basis remains the same. It’s about letting go of a person, a town, and a childhood all at once. No matter how many times I’ve heard it, it still makes me emotional, especially live. It was also written during my first session with Hauskey (Andy Hopkins) who became a big collaborator on this EP.”
Nights We Waste:
“I see this song as a breath of fresh air on the EP. A moment to stop and let things go, and just enjoy being in the moment. The lyric “Honestly we’re holding onto things we can’t control’ sums up a lot of the EP for me. It’s the acknowledgement that yes, things are out of your hands and you’re just going to have to accept that. I really struggled with change when I was younger, but I’m getting a lot better.”
“This track always reminds me of driving with my friends through the countryside after school. It was written as a nostalgic anthem of self-care and love, to myself and those around me. The song was born from an image, Chris Collins (the producer), accidentally took of a setting sun over a country road. I connected with it straight away.”
“Treading Water definitely has to be the most angsty song on the EP, whilst possibly also the most empowering (to me). Think of it as a letter to the person who asked my parents when I was going to “to back to Uni and give up my little music hobby”. Nothing about being a creative is easy, but we do it because we love it. The lyric ‘I’m treading water but I’m still alive’ resonates with me so deeply, now more than ever.”
Yorke’s “Liberosis” is now out through Island Records Australia.