SINGLE REVIEW: Yorke – Treading Water

Yorke is a newcomer that I’ve been keeping a close eye on ever since the release of her therapeutic debut single ‘First Light’ at the end of 2018. Since then she’s released a string of captivating indie pop songs, played headline shows, opened for the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Ruel and Jack Gray and has even experimented with EDM pop by collaborating with Paces and Kilter.

The Byron Bay singer-songwriter is ready to keep the momentum building by releasing a new anthemic indie-pop track that perfectly sums up where she is currently at mentally and physically in her life.

‘Treading Water’ is a song all about determination, confidence and strength. Admitting that sometimes the path she has paved to have a musical career can be a real struggle mentally and financially, she also acknowledges that it’s one that she’s willing to fight for. 

“I don’t mind drowning in the mean time” she proclaims during he chorus before re-iterating the risk she’s willing to take that some people aren’t familiar with. “Treading water, but I’m still alive. You wouldn’t know what that feels like”.

Tapping into the strength that the love for what she does gives her, she’s created a big indie-pop moment that embodies all of that feel good energy. 

Sonically it feels like the sequel to ‘Thought I Could’ as it’s bold, catchy and really owns that indie-pop sound she’s embodied. 

This yet again another strong moment for Yorke and I couldn’t be more excited to hear a full EP of her reflective melodies and vulnerable confessions.