York is an artist that has piqued Eat This Music’s interest ever since the release of her single ‘Treading Water‘ in 2018. And while I feel a little bit indifferent about this new song from Yorke – don’t get me wrong, I can tell Yorke as an artist is heading towards a new direction – I don’t think this new release is as solid as ‘Thought I Could‘ or another previous song, ‘Gravity‘ to an extent.
While the aforementioned songs are stronger in the stability of their respective worlds, Yorke’s newest single ‘Window Shopping‘ does have certain aspects where it does shine bright – specifically in its slower, recurring, and consistent upbeat beats – which overall makes it for an interesting new outing that Yorke is no doubt excited about playing live once her East Coast tour kicks off.
Thu 15 July – The Lansdowne – Sydney
Thu 22 July – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne
Thu 29 July – The Brightside – Brisbane
Speaking on the release of the single, Yorke reveals that for her, writing ‘Window Shopping’, the visual universe that the song existed was just as vivid as the track itself. “I’ve been a fan of Kyle’s [the director] work for a while now and the way that he creates such a visceral cinematic experience, so I was stoked he wanted to be involved,” Yorke adds. “The video was shot in 2 massive days in Sydney with the most amazing crew and Kyle’s patience and attention to detail really brought out the best in the vid. It feels like my own little Yorke world and I’m so proud of how it all turned out.”
The visual aspect of the song is an enjoyable interpretation of what Yorke has tried to achieve overall, and while I personally might not think this is her best song yet like other people do, this new pop sound of Yorke’s and the direction she seems to be going in is surely going to pique the interest of others.