Yorke releases new single 'Thought I Could'
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Electro-indie-pop singer Yorke (real name Grace Hughes) is quickly building a reputation as one of the most promising new artists on the Australian music scene. First single ‘First Light’ was released in 2018, followed by the gorgeous, dreamy electro vibes of ‘Wake This City’ in February this year. Fresh from supporting Ruel on his national tour, Yorke today releases her third single ‘Thought I Could’.
A coming-of-age track, the lyrics explores the anticipation, pain, confusion and melancholy of moving on. “Always wanted to leave this place but I never really thought I would,” she sings “And I never even thought I could.” With a more dramatic, serious sound than her previous two tracks, ‘Thought I Could’ takes the listener through multiple sonic landscapes, with gentle piano moments giving way to powerful, full blooded choruses, all accompanied by addictive melodies and harmonies.
Cowritten with Andy Hopkins and mixed by London based Mark Rankin (Adele, Bloc Party), ‘Thought I Could’ was conceived on the night that ‘First Light’ was released.
“We were in the studio watching it being released around the world, while we were trying to write this song,” Yorke remembers. “I was panicking at the time, but I think it added to just how vulnerable the track has become.” The lyrical content was inspired by her move to Sydney from her hometown in Byron Bay. “I had to tell someone that I was leaving, and I was really nervous about that going into the session,” she says. “So, we just used that as fuel for the song to find what I wanted to say to them”.
As her career goes from strength to strength, Yorke will be performing her very first headline shows this August in Sydney and Melbourne.
‘Thought I Could’ is out now. To stream or download click here
‘Thought I Could’ Headline Shows
August 8 - Oxford Arts Factory (Gallery), Sydney, NSW
August 15 - The Gasometer (Upstairs), Melbourne, VIC