Yorke reaches for stratospheric heights on ‘Gravity’, an anthemic pop single that demonstrates the incredible creative growth she’s made since releasing her acclaimed debut EP Liberosis in March. Working with an enviable international team—ex Death Cab for Cutie band member Chris Walla, Scandinavian producer Hank Solo (Lil Peep ALMA) and Japanese Wallpaper—the song is an explosive earworm about a doomed romance, that captures the rising star’s inimitable talents of turning romantic turmoil into propulsive pop perfection.
It’s also the sound of someone putting in the hard yards, gaining true self-assurance and coming into their own creativity. “[Since releasing Liberosis] I’ve gained more confidence, know exactly what I like and don’t like, and I’ve challenged myself to push my (creative) boundaries.” says Yorke.
A playful riff on intimacy, vulnerability and relinquishing control, ‘Gravity’ charts a love story between an alien and a human who are struggling to exist in each others’ orbit. “Think ‘intergalactic Romeo and Juliet’ minus the tragedy.” says Yorke. Written alongside revered pop artist and producer Japanese Wallpaper, the song begins with a restrained beat until it bursts into a massive, glistening chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. “I push and you pull right back and I’m falling fast, right into your gravity!” Yorke cries out in the song’s peak.
Yorke’s philosophy is simple: Immersion and collaboration within the songwriting community is key to creative growth. This ethos and dedication have placed her in sessions with some of the world’s most esteemed producers and writers.
‘Gravity’ was written in such a session. The song was written in a single day, when Japanese Wallpaper and Yorke were experimenting in the studio. They were “bouncing off the walls” and running on multiple cups of coffee. “We channelled it all into the energy of the song. For me, it feels like the perfect fusion of both Gab and I’s influences, and probably the first time I’ve felt completely authentic as an artist.” she says. Finnish producer Hank Solo added a touch of Scandian pop to the production, and Chris Walla mixed the song, basing his engineering decisions not only technically, but emotions, imagining the song’s story arc playing out in a 90s rom-com. The result is a triumphant track that encapsulates the turbulent emotions that arise out of ill-fated love, and a thrilling re-introduction to the immersive, magnetic pop world of Yorke.