Multi-dimensional artist and producer yeule shares “ghosts”
“ghosts” is led by a steady guitar rhythm featuring layered vocals and is written from the perspective of someone who is untethered to the physical realm. yeule shares about the song, “Love without obsession and an undying innocence, like shattered memories and floating so empty, finally, I am enfleshed after being so hollow…”
The announcement follows their previously released double single “dazies”, a beautiful instrumental track featuring yeule on the piano alongside hushed murmured vocals. “fish in the pool” is a cover of a piece from the Japanese film Hana and Alice by Shunji Iwai, a big inspiration for Ćmiel.
By setting their inner musings to cathartic punk riffs and ethereal electronics, yeule crafted ‘softscars’. On the blistering project, they closely examine the anatomy of their long held emotional wounds, making for their most penetrating and daring work yet. By liberating their repressed memories through images of blood, flames, porcelain, and angel wings, they honour the way that pain has shaped their past selves and built their instinct for self-protection.
Though its subject matter is heavy and arcane, there is a sense of joyful catharsis that emanates throughout the project, which was written and produced by yeule and collaborator Kin Leonn, with additional production from Mura Masa and Chris Greatti (Yves Tumor, Willow Smith). Driving it along is yeule’s shape shifting vocals, sounding more assured than ever in all of its jagged edges and haunting whispers, relaying the imperfect process of healing.
The album follows their critically-acclaimed 2022 release, ‘Glitch Princess’, which received a Best New Music stamp from Pitchfork. A chameleonic auteur guided by a multidisciplinary ethos, they craft entire worlds and personas through their music, weaving together everything from the classical canon, hypermodern internet cultures, academic theory, the esoteric, and their own carnal desires.