Yurosa’s ‘Own Me’ is a silky, smouldering electropop slow-jam of the very highest order.
A brit abroad based in Trinidad, Yurosa allows a trace of island sound to percolate in his music. With opening synth that emulates the blast of horns, ‘Own Me’ teems with detail – loops, synth pad and melodies with percussive tension holding it all together.
Yurosa’s hushed and breathy vocals recall the xx’s Oliver Sim and give the song an intimacy and confessional tone. Soulful verses flow into an upbeat and catchy chorus. Breezy yet anthemic, moody yet playful, there’s a depth to this. House music can be so cookie-cutter, the product of software that encourages creators to produce something that fits to squares.
Yet ‘Own Me’ is passionate, personal pop with a tropical twist. Yurosa’s music is warm yet atmospheric, perfectly capturing the dusky feeling of a setting sun.
‘Own Me’ is a taught, bouncy summer house tune and perfect a soundtrack for the impending sunshine.
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