My love for music out of Australia and New Zealand has been going on for a few years now, and it doesn’t look like it will be dissipating anytime soon. There have been a whole host of bands taking a stab at a sound that I first remember hearing from the likes of Van She and Cut Copy about 5 years back. Those two bands gave birth to a musical movement that feels like a modern day version of the feel good sun-drenched pop territory first inhabited by The Beach Boys back in the 60s.
YesYou have been quietly releasing singles for the past year and a half; each one better than the last. They don’t particularly add anything new to the tried and true Australian beach pop of their predecessors, but so what? Good music is good music, and this, my friends, is good fuckin music. Period.
On their latest single, Frivolous Life, they crank up the beats a tad and collaborate with Marcus Azon, aka the lead singer of Jinja Safari, aka one of the most brilliant Australian acts of the last few years. Marcus adds that gorgeous voice of his into the YesYou mix and the result is beach party magic. No, you won’t hear Frivoluous Life at your next party on the Jersey Shore (which is a good thing), but you will probably hear it at your next Australian beach party (because I’m sure you get to go to so many of those), as well as on the radio, where the single is currently blowing up.
Check out the video below.
*YesYou’s new single, Frivolous Life, is out now and self-released.
YesYou featuring Marcus Azon “Frivolous Life”