SYDNEY HIP HOP ARTIST
YAWDOESITALL RECRUITS MAINA DOE
ON LAIDBACK NEW JAM ‘ARMADILLO’
Back with a tune set to warm up any cold winter evening, Sydney’s Yawdoesitall shares ‘ARMADILLO’. Rich in R&B production and featuring the rising Maina Doe on guest vocals, Yawdoesitall well..he’s done it again.
His second release for 2020, ‘ARMADILLO’ continues to lay down some strong foundations for Yawdoesitall as he emerges into one of Sydney’s exciting young names in the game. Following on from his single ‘Get It’ featuring fellow Sydney artist and songwriter Sumatra, ‘ARMADILLO’ is a bright companion piece and a reflection of Yawdoesitall’s impressive writing chops.
“You wanna be up in your bed with the one that’s all up in your head,” Maina sings almost hypnotically.
It’s this velvety smooth vibe that runs throughout ‘ARMADILLO’ that captures the listener’s attention from the jump. Written during his first session with Sumatra, Yawdoesitall’s collaboration with Maina here has been a personal highlight. “Collaborating with Maina Doe wasn’t face to face, but magic was made. She’s definitely one of the most talented singers out these ways and [I] can’t wait to make more magic with her.” Yawdoesitall
As he describes it, ‘ARMADILLO’ is an exchange between two lovers – ‘a cliche love song’ – but it’s in the back and forth between the two voices on the track that really clinch the believability of the narrative. It’s got that late-night energy that could put it in the same lane as your Masegos or Stormzys, while still maintaining that sensual edge that could lead it into Jeremih territory.
ARMADILLO’ feels like the beginning of a story that could go in a number of directions. And leaving that ambiguity up in the air makes this all the more enticing to listen to.
Having made his debut in late 2018 , Yawdoesitall has wasted no time in building up a solid reputation behind him. Not only a talented artist in the music field, he’s also thrown himself into exploring other creative endeavours including photography and videography. A true polymath, Yawdoesitall is ever evolving – the best way to be.
Listen to ‘ARMADILLO’ below
“Keep an eye out for new music from the young man who seems to be defining and refining his sound with each release.”
Life Without Andy
“Confident flow that just doesn’t quit…”
Triple J Unearthed, Tommy Faith
“His sound is infectious, smooth and funky as ever…with a hearty bassline that continues throughout the song, Yaw’s impeccable flow floats about the instrumentation effortlessly.”
Happy Mag (‘Free Zone’, 2019)
ARMADILLO is out now!
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