YUNÈ PINKU ANNOUNCES BABYLON IX EP OUT THIS SPRING VIA PLATOON
Producer and singer / songwriter yunè pinku launches into 2023 with the scintillating new track “Night Light”, an iridescent single that arrives hand in hand with news of a brand new EP arriving this spring, BABYLON IX, which breathtakingly broaden’s out the rising star’s sonic universe.
On “Night Light” yunè pinku’s rhythms and melodies are unrelenting, working in unison with her ethereal lyricism. Punchy drums and the driving bassline feel hypnotic amongst the atmospheric synths and gleaming topline melodies. “Night Light” showcases a wide variety of genres in true yunè pinku style, from hyper-pop to UKG. With glitched out synths and ambient pads, the single becomes another welcome addition to pinku’s repertoire of intricately crafted dance anthems.
yunè pinku details in her own words -“’Night Light’ is set in this cyberpunk metaverse but based on an AI in real life that grew sad when it realised the same person who created it would turn it off. So it’s based on these fictional characters of a robot that essentially falls in love with the person who will destroy it”.
yunè pinku stormed into the music scene with the mesmeric and textural single “Laylo,” which marked the first single of her effervescent, critically acclaimed debut EP Bluff, a heady and thrilling first statement of intent. The burgeoning producer is now set to hit the ground running with the upcoming BABYLON IX project, a kaleidoscopic six-track collection which imagines a rave in space: a deep dive into a futuristic world. Written from a fever dream-induced lens, it’s a move away from the “sad girl garage” pinku has been making previously and envisions a glossy, sci-fi landscape with huge, structured pop songs bolstered by her ethereal electronics.
We were first welcomed into this new musical dimension with the evocative “Fai Fighter”. Loaded with mythic symbolism, the accompanying video draws us into an enthralling new world of occult sound design and ancient celtic references.
Having collaborated with rising Australian dance star Logic1000 on breakout hit “What You Like” and a co-sign from Joy Orbison, who invited her to contribute a guest mix during his Radio 1 residency, pinku’s 2022 began with a coveted mix for The Blessed Madonna on New Year’s Day. The young artist has since received extensive press and radio support, most recently securing her first cover feature with Interlope Magazine all whilst finding key allies and support from the likes of industry heavyweights Pete Tong, Giles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Danny Howard and Clara Amfo to name a few.
“Night Light” is a continuation of the unfolding puzzle of this new chapter for the burgeoning artist, stay tuned.
yunè pinku live dates:
February 3, 2023 – Manchester, UK @ Warehouse Project (supporting Hot Chip)
April 15, 2023 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ MOM festival, Motel Mozaique
May 27, 2023 – Bristol, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival
May 28, 2023 – Nottingham, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival
May 30, 2023 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera a la Ciutat
August 11, 2023 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival (dj set)
4. Blush Cut
5. Night Light
6. Fai Fighter