Yoste is an interesting Brisbane-based songwriter and producer. He released the debut EP titled try to be okay which is out now via Akira Records. We introduced him with the track “Chihiro”; now full streaming is available via Spotify. Speaking on the EP as a whole, Yoste says, “This is my first EP, and I view it very much as a definitive example of the project’s beginning… my beginning as a musician, really. The songs are built on and drawn from my concerns and experiences over the past couple of years, not only as a new artist but as a person on the cusp of adulthood.
Thinking about it now, I suppose that’s why most of the instrumentation is so ethereal, very much trying to capture a sense of nostalgia and childlike wonder. At the same time most of the lyrical content is quite adult. I was grappling with an overwhelming fear of mortality, questions of identity, alienation, inadequacy – all the fun stuff. What is lovely to reflect on, however, is that some of the songs make sense of some of those feelings, and even arrive at something resembling a solution. Where those moments exist, I’ll leave to listeners to interpret.”