Yes You Are has returned with the release of their amazing new video their latest single “Come Back Home”. Watch here
We traveled 1,618 miles to write a song about coming back home. This song was inspired, in an dark LA studio, by the idea of someone that’s worth waiting for, and became a plea for the wait to be over soon. Alt Americana took a turn toward the divine when we created a gospel choir out of only two voices, and what we wound up with is a genre fluid reunion of sounds, which might just bring you to tears like it did for me. I think we all eventually come back home. “Is that you that I see walking’ down the road?” I sure hope so.
You’ve probably already heard Kansas City band Yes You Are, as their song HGX debuted on Pepsi’s Superbowl 51 commercial, and has played over 16,000 times since, all over the world. The song was also featured in the hit movie Bad Moms, as well as FX’s Tyrant and MTV’s Scream.
“We play black pop.” says Kianna Alarid, Yes You Are’s intense front woman, “It implies that there might be shadows lurking, even in the shiny places.” Listening to their upcoming album, it is essentially pop, but they redefine the genre with each and every song. We hear gospel choirs, synth-covered dance rhythms and even guitar-heavy rock anthems, but the mainstay (and mainstream friendly) sing-along hooks are what binds all of their work together.
Alarid cut her teeth in the critically-acclaimed indie band Tilly and the Wall, touring through the mid to late aughts with bands such as She and Him, Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Of Montreal and CSS, playing venues around the world and hitting major festivals like Coachella, Japan’s Summersonic, Iceland Airwaves, Reading, Leeds, Scotland’s T In The Park and Australia’s Splendor In The Grass as well as performing on Late Night with David Letterman and Sesame Street.