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Yaya Bey announces new album Ten Fold; shares new single/video ‘chasing the bus’

New York’s Yaya Bey announces her forthcoming album Ten Fold due May 10 on Big Dada. Picking up where she left off with the powerful one-two punch of her 2022 album Remember Your North Star and 2023’s followup EP Exodus the North Star, Yaya’s new album is a free-spoken and flowing self-portrait defined by in-the-moment reflections on the past, present and future. Brimming with the nuances of Yaya’s identity and the various facets of her creative endeavours, Ten Fold turns her focus inward and meditates on her inner being while carving out spaces for the humour and cutting social commentary that’s been a defining characteristic of her work.

Alongside the Ten Fold announcement, Yaya shares the latest taste of her forthcoming full-length with new single, ‘chasing the bus.’ The single’s gentle falsetto and wistful prose point to the next iteration of the boundless sound Yaya has crafted for her new album and is paired with a new music video she directed and choreographed herself.

“‘chasing the bus’ has a double meaning,” Yaya says of her new single. “On the surface, it’s about being taken for granted in a romantic relationship. Being slept on and underestimated. But beyond the surface, it’s a metaphor for how I feel in so many spaces in the industry and it’s sort of an affirmation for myself or a reminder to let go of validation or the lack thereof. To exist regardless because I have to.”

Ten Fold:

  1. crying through my teeth
  2. the evidence
  3. chrysanthemums
  4. sir princess bad bitch
  5. east coast mami
  6. chasing the bus
  7. all around los angeles
  8. slow dancing in the kitchen
  9. so fantastic (feat. Grand Daddy I.U.)
  10. eric adams in the club (feat. Exaktly)
  11. me and all my niggas
  12. iloveyoufrankiebeverly
  13. career day
  14. carl thomas sliding down the wall
  15. yvette’s cooking show
  16. let go

Photo credit: Nikita Freyermuth

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