Yeek is existing, no, thriving in a genreless era. The Los Angeles, by way of South Florida, singer, songwriter, and producer crafts hypnotic melancholic meditations from the threads of hip hop, indie rock, and pop-minded R&B. The end result is an intoxicating vision that feels like a deep dive into the constantly evolving mind of one of anti-pop's newest auteurs.
Nowhere does the notion of Yeek as one of indie music's future stars feel more realized than on his new EP IDK WHERE. With features from Jesse (of The Neighbourhood), Dominic Fike, and UMI, the six-track offering is akin to leisurely coasting through an effortless vibe. Opening on the sun-drenched guitars of "Cleaner Air," before expanding into a hip-hop evoking changeup, Yeek offhandedly reflects on his origins, love, and losing his glasses at a pub in Florida. The two-minute matter of happenstance plays out in such simple yet infectious manner that it gives the whole series of events this otherworldly air.
And instilling moments of the deeply personal and those that would appear seemingly mundane to any passerby with a sense of something transcendent is a gift Yeek showcases time and time again in this exceptional outing. Take "Hollow Point," where the Los Angeles - based artist utters the lines "You feel like summer in the '60s / We got high and listened to the Pixies/ Where's my mind?/ You make me lose it all the time." Yeek delivers this parallel moment of indie-rock knowledge and unadulterated affection with such conviction that it feels like we can imagine the very way he was feeling when he wrote those lines.
IDK WHERE clocks in at 16 minutes, with only a single track hitting the three-minute mark. And in spite of the relatively short run time, no space or word feels wasted. Yeek says what he needs to say and moves onto the next thought, feeling, and vibe without a moment's hesitation.
Listen to IDK WHERE below: