Alt-Pop prodigy Yorke launches her new year with the release of a brand new single ‘Treading Water’. An empowering and heartfelt ode to perseverance, which pairs rousing pop hooks with immersive instrumentation, the song was written to inspire others to be resilient and stick with their passions, especially during moments of hopelessness and hardship.
Co-written by Sam Burtt (Sam Phay), produced by Andy Hopkins and mixed by Chris Collins, ‘Treading Water’ was inspired by this impasse. “It’s about feeling like yes [this career] is a struggle, both emotionally and financially, but I’m still doing what I love, and [knowing] I’m tenacious enough to get through it,” Yorke says.
Yorke aka Grace Hughes crashed onto our radar in 2018, with her propulsive, break-through debut single‘First Light’. The Byron Bay local quickly followed it up in 2019 with soaring ‘Wake The City’ and the tender ‘Thought I Could’; the latter of which has amassed over a million streams and was added to triple j rotation. She recently scored support slots for British pop balladeer Lewis Capaldi and last year went on tour with teen pop legend Ruel, sold out her 2019 ‘Thought I Could’ tour, and featured as a guest vocalist for beloved EDM producers Paces (‘Vertigo’) and Kilter (‘Overdrive’).
Looking at 2020 as another big year for the 21-year-old, the sleek, sophisticated track ‘Treading Water’ is certainly setting Yorke up in the league of pop ingenues such as Lorde, Clairo and Ruel.