‘YU’ – Tanjier

Tanjier- 'Yu' single review


Previously one of our selections for Irish Band Of The Week, Tanjier have been going from strength to strength as of late thanks to consistent touring and a constant focus on song writing. Their latest single release, ‘YU’ builds upon their reputation as elegant performers with the perfect fusion of modern beats and haunting vocals. The lyrics are tinged with indisputable emotion, it further cements the band’s style of mingling both modernity and vintage sounds to create a timeless sentiment.

The band wrote the track on the train en-route to a Coldplay concert in Denmark, which is as interesting a basis for a song formation as any. However, in spite of its light-hearted beginnings, the track has a darker undertone to it. Dealing with the themes of fraught teenage emotion, particularly when it comes to online perceptions versus reality. As the song develops so does this unwavering feeling of teenage apathy, a mounting sense of pressure in a world where we’re all so connected but simultaneously isolated. It’s a topic that’s going to ring true for a lot of young fans; in fact, it should resonate for everyone living their lives through a screen.

The band have already commenced work on their second EP, which is due for release in September. ‘YU’ is the first single and will officially be released in Whelan’s tonight and, undoubtedly, it will play a significant role in their sets as they perform at various gigs and venues this summer.

Listen to ‘Yu’ first here:


Elaine McDonald

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