French-Cameroonian, London-based singer, songwriter and producer YAOUNDÉBOXINGCLUB has gained great momentum since she released her debut EP I Thought I Knew You, Boy Was I Wrong back in March. Although she’s known for combining indie, alternative and bedroom pop with sprinkles of folk, her latest offering ‘SNAKES’ is an indie punk track with elements of grunge that will win the hearts of early 00’s emo/pop punk fans.
Lyrically, she sings about being surrounded by the wrong people and trying to navigate life despite this. Her melodic verses build a lot of tension before an anthemic chorus with huge riffs and relentless energy.
“I wrote the song in about an hour, hence why it’s quite simplistic lyrically,” she explains. “It pretty much speaks for itself, and it’s something I needed to get off my chest. Sonically, it’s quite different from what I’ve done so far, but it’s pretty much inspired by all the music that I grew up listening to: Sum 41, Blink-182, Fall Out Boy then State Champs, The Story So Far and ROAM.”