Yu$ is an indie musician who hails from Russia. His flashy style and addictive voice reels in listeners beyond his country. With his latest EP, titled Death Love, Yu$ puts himself out into the scene with only a mere five tracks. “Com.play” opens with a catchy melody that you won’t be able to shake off for days. The singing of Yu$ is confident and it shows through each and every word he belts out. “L’ O Girl” is a rock anthem that will make many people dance for a lifetime. “R. Rose Romance?” sounds like a song that can serenade a woman. The driving vibe of the track will make all just about anyone get into the groove.
“I <3 2 <3 U,” pronounced as “I love to love you,” lets you take a walk on the wild side with a slight David Bowie influence creeping in somewhere. It’s the most upbeat and popular song off of the entire EP. The final track, named “I Will Fight with You,” opens with an acoustic guitar. The voice of Yu$ dominates the track. Proving to be the ballad of the EP, this song closes off Death Love perfectly.
Yu$ exudes an image and sound that brings back the triumphant 80’s new-wave and new romantic time frames. Somewhere between The Cure, Adam Ant and Joy Division he mingles the modern indie guitar sound into his music. Yu$ produces solid and mature music that washes over the listener over and over again. His vocal phasing and rhyming differs from the current norm and the images he evokes are extremely powerful.
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Much of the musical writing relies on interwoven pop melodies, chanting harmonies and swelling guitar chords. Yu$ has managed to combine the best in pop sounds with everything from acoustic ballads, psychedelic sounds and pure rockers. While he maintains strong melodies and pop influence, there is still a hint of experimental sounds throughout this Ep.
Yu$’ unique blend of melodic pop and indie rock transcends classification and stays fresh from song to song. He goes about his songs in such a casual, non-trendy way, that the music seems effortless, and it proves you don’t have to kill your instrument to make a lasting impression. The early 80’s promoted a progressive, music renaissance, and Death Love provides the same level of excitement; the vibe is fresh, dynamic and hopeful. This upcoming Russian star may soon climb his way up the indie rock charts in no time.
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