Venturing into Nordic noir with an album titled ‘Ricochet‘ might evoke visions of dimly lit alleys and mysterious silhouettes. However, Yehra’s Ricochet EP defies expectations by seamlessly blending darkness with undeniable light allure.
The musical duo behind Yehra (Jen Mahon, Rasmus Liebst) skilfully craft their sound with mellifluous electronic beats and ethereal vocals, creating a captivating sonic atmosphere. This second EP from the band unveils a more luminous side than their groundbreaking previous EP Magnetic.
Kicking off the EP, ‘Rumours‘ warmly welcomes listeners with a mid-tempo groove and sumptuous production that sets the tone for the entire collection.
The standout single, ‘Why Wait,’ is a dreamy and memorable track that has become the band’s signature sound. Personally, this reviewer is addicted to such a lush soundscape, enchanted by the catchy and robust vocal melody. In essence, ‘Why Wait‘ is an excellent testament to the band’s musical prowess, so newcomers should start here.
The deliberately slow pace of ‘Helium‘ introduces cinematic sonics reminiscent of a James Bond opening credits sequence, making it an ideal conclusion to this EP. Its measured tempo adds elegance, providing a fitting closure to this EP’s musical journey.
‘Rumours’ is a meticulously crafted, soulful and enthralling auditory experience. It serves as an ideal soundtrack for a rainy night or a cozy evening at home, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in Yehra’s atmospheric, and not at all dangerous, world.
Ricochet EP - Yehra
Yehra's production and vocals graces speakers with a captivating and ethereal sonic landscape. The lyrics are dreamy and poetic, making this EP an enriching and rewarding experience. It's a template of engrossing moods.