Their first and only release so far is “Last Chance” and features the soft pop vocals of Rebecca O’Brien. It’s a track that promises a good future for this one man producing machine, Tiim Hempton.
The intro to “Last Chance” has a bit of a Marina & The Diamonds vibe that, depending on your views on music, can either throw you or keep you interested. I stuck around and found that by the time I got to the chorus, I was convinced enough to continue on.
Because when Rebecca O’Brien sings, “I don’t wanna be your last chance at a good thing” we start to hear some substance through the upbeat neo-pop style. The vocal layering, the rhythm and the articulation of O’Brien’s words set Ya No Solo apart from the myriad of Triple J Unearthed alt-pop bands that think that synths, Abelton and female vocals will get you through.
For a musical endeavour that is still getting it’s shit together, “Last Chance” shows a solid effort from Ya No Solo and we can’t wait to hear more of what is to come.
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Latest Release: “Last Chance” (2015)
Sounds Like: Caribou, Montaigne, Klo
Say What? “Ya No Solo draws on training in what jazz guys call ‘legitimate’ music to produce pop songs that connect emotionally”- What a solid Unearthed profile statement.
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