London based via Northern Macedonia, analogue duo YOVA (Jova Radevska & Mark Vernon) have announced that they will release a new single on the 16th of January 2020.
‘Rain’, the follow up to their recent debut single ‘Moondog, was originally recorded by the YOVA line up of Jova Radevska (vocal & lyrics) and Mark Vernon (music) together with Rob Ellis (drums, organ, backing vocals & keyboards), Ian Olliver (bass) andDavid Rhodes (guitars). Available digitally at all the usual major outlets,‘Rain’ wasco – produced withMartin McDougalland then mixed by Grammy nominated Cameron Craig (Bjork, UNKLE, Annie Lennox and Joe Strummer). The initial single will be followed by a special mix from Erasure’s Vince Clarke that will be available from the 28th of February, both tracks will then be released as part of a four track digital bundle on the 6th of March 2020.
A hint of what to expect from the forthcoming debut album, the new song, sees Ian Olliver and Rob Ellis, the rhythmic spine of the original PJ Harvey group, re – united and recording together for the first time since the release of Polly’s emblematic first single ‘Dress’ which was produced by Mark Vernon in 1991.
Digital BundleTrack Listing:
01. ‘Rain’ (Single Version)
02. ‘Rain’ (Vince Clarke Remix)
03. ‘Rain’ (Ghost Remix)
04. ‘Rain’ (instrumental)
Jova and Mark began recording the initial sonic structures of YOVA with a number of like – minded collaborators in Jova’s native Macedonia, a cellar in Seven Sisters and a coastal bedroom in West Bay. Mark, via his past work with PJ Harvey, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and John Cale, then gradually brings in the other musicians to arrange, manipulate and shapeshift the band’s emerging, mysterious and distinctive cinematic sound.
With a strong body of songs now in place, YOVA are set to take to the stage for the first time and plan to announce a number of very special live dates to coincide with the album release in the Summer of 2020.