Yo No Say’s new five-song EP Inner is a stunning journey. Three years after their first sprawling full-length Get Lost, Yo No Say returns to Mobtown studios in Baltimore with producer Sean Mercer. The once purely indie-rock five piece has stripped down to four band members, and a more focused and modern crossover aesthetic. The resulting sound is that of intention but also an ability to roll with the punches. Stream here
“There was a lot changing in our lives during the course of making Inner and I think you can hear it in the album,” says Feldman (lead vocals, songwriter, guitarist). Recording the album was exhilarating, but hard work, and a lot transpired during the sessions. Drums were stolen directly out of drummer Dan Toal’s car mid-recording right outside the studio, and the very next morning he lost part of his fingertip in a woodworking accident. One band member suffered love lost, and the original keyboard player left the band all together.
This chaos only helped to fuel the band’s fire. When you listen to Inner you can hear the tension of change, uncertainty, and personal growth, as the lyrics transition from current to existential. The album twists and turns through electro-pop, indie-rock, and psychedelia, speaking to both the world outside the window and the one inside your head. The EP is to be the first of a two part release. Inner and eventually Outer will serve as a deep and yet glossy Yin and Yang. Enjoy their first single “Lock” and dive into Inner.