You know, the alt-pop scene has been somewhere where female vocalists have really shone. I mean, really shone. The genre can seem built for the high registered aesthetic of their misty vocals.
YATES’ totally stands out then with not only his dynamic grasp on modern pop but also his charmingly silky baritone. The Australian has a little Woodkid in him, though I prefer how the former’s voice; it is a little more full, with a melody that is engaging yet familiar, and a little female backup to really set the tone. Mix this up with a unique aesthetic and vulnerable lyrics, you have an artist poised to grab a bigger chunk of the music scene. Enjoy the emotive swells and dramatic hooks of this tune and check out his debut EP, also entitled “Mercury.” Cheers!