Genre-blending artist, Yoshi Flower marks his triumphant return with a multi-single release, an original track “Faking Sleep” along with a B-side cover of The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” on Rock Mafia/Interscope Records. On his comeback, “Faking Sleep,” Yoshi bares it all. He addresses how he’s navigating his mental health at the current climate of the world “It’s about reconciling this past year and trying to fall asleep every night with this gas leak of global context seeping into our everyday lives,” he explains. “You just have to go on with things and be optimistic where you can while being a good person.” In the video directed by Josh Flores, the visual narrative unfolds, we see the hybrid artist in an ethereal dream-like state whilst singing over layered instrumentals and trap-like beats. Yoshi showcases both his soothing vocals and intricate lyrics that create a moment around life’s harsh realities. Yoshi also shares a cover of The Cure’s 1980’s single, “Boys Don’t Cry.” Listen HERE.
His first track since 2019, the Detroit rocker amassed a following after sharing a slew of singles and three projects: American Raver which i-D praised as “the pledge of allegiance gone goth,” I Will Not Let My Love Go To Waste which includes fan favorite “Just On Drugs,” “Dirty Water,” (which premiered on Hypebeast), and “Addicted,” (which PAPER Magazine called a “song you need to start your weekend right”). He also shared Peer Pleasure which gained notable recognition from Rolling Stone, V Man, i-D, TMRW Magazine, amongst others. While working on his music Yoshi also played a countless amount of shows including headlining dates, opening spots for artist such as Dua Lipa, Elohim, and K-rap group Epik High, and performed at major festivals including SXSW, Lollapalooza, and Made in America. As a true connoisseur of mixing genres Yoshi collaborated with a wide range of artists including GriZ, Jesse Rutherford, Rico Nasty, Quinn XCII + more. Offering a modern blend of punk, hip-hop and rock, Yoshi will continue to share his tailored sound to a modern generation open to a multitude of genres.
Yoshi Flower “Faking Sleep/Boys Don’t Cry” eSingle Two Track