SINGLE REVIEW: Yorke – Thought I Could

With the dreamy honesty of the cinematic hook, Yorke’s new single ‘Thought I Could’ is a vulnerable and empowering anthem for any dream chaser. On the back of supporting Ruel on his national sold out tour and in the lead up to touring with Jack Gray on his East Coast tour, this single comes at a very important time for the Byron Bay singer-songwriter. The dreamy newcomer has been named ‘one to watch for 2019’ by the likes of YouTube, Cool Accidents, Pilerats and myself and she is continuously proving why.

‘Thought I Could’ dives deeper into the dreamy indie-pop soundscape than she has gone before. The bold and cinematic production is elevated by the dark keys, punchy drums and a big chorus that ignites the catchy hook. Co-written with Andy Hopkins and mixed by London based Mark Rankin, ‘Thought I Could’ was conceived on the anxious spring night that her debut single ‘First Light’ was released. Throughout the song, the Byron Bay singer-songwriter questions the reality of leaving her hometown to follow her dreams and the consequences of her decisions by having to leave someone behind.“Always wanted to leave this place but I never really thought I would. Always dreaming of wider spaces, I never really thought I should”.  It has this cinematic approach to the production that gives an uplifting feeling of hope while also being a little afraid at her new fate. It’s a very relatable song that will see Yorke continuing to connect with her growing audience. 

‘Thought I Could’ Single Release Tour

Thursday August 8 – Oxford Art Factory Gallery, Sydney
Thursday August 15 – The Gasometer (Upstairs), Melbourne

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