SINGLE REVIEW: Composure (YOURS TRULY)
SINGLE Composure // ARTIST Yours Truly
Busting out a poised and polished slice of pop punk today is none other than Sydney quartet Yours Truly, unleashing their ravishing new tune Composure - and an accompanying music video to brighten your day!
For a band whose average age circles around 21, Yours Truly are a holistic success story built on honesty and boundless talent. Armed with their 2019 EP Afterglow, currently carving up over 7.5 million streams, the Sydney pop punk quartet have sturdily found themselves in heavy demand both at home and abroad, claiming eye-watering festival offers from the likes of Download UK, Riot Fest, Good Things and beyond, as well as a run of sold out hometown shows and supports alongside Sum 41, Senses Fail and State Champs.
Leaving an enormous 2019 in their wake, Yours Truly have crystallised a new era for themselves with their first 2020 venture: a brand new single Composure and a sumptuous music vid to sweeten the deal. Armed with punchy hooks and bustling riffs, Composure balances a fierce elegance with punchy pop as vocalist Mikaila Delgado cocoons the rich arrangement with increasing robust warmth. And while the abundance of hooks and sharp licks are very easy on the ears, there's so much more to Yours Truly than what's going on in their sonic surface, and Composure is a lesson in candor and charm as the group breathe new life into the pop punk trope with finesse far beyond their young years.
"'Composure' is about trying to keep your cool at the end of a relationship and how difficult it can be. It’s natural to be upset, angry and a million different other emotions at once...I wrote it at a time when I really needed to reclaim my self worth after losing so much of it, I was over being miserable waiting for acceptance." - Mikaila Delgado, vocals
And as an extra treat for your week, Yours Truly have busted out a new clip for Composure, featuring not just some snazzy visuals, but also an intimate reach into the group's new era - and some focus on some crafting goodness (side note - how did Yours Truly know I was literally googling cross stitching last night?!).
"We really wanted the video to show off the new era of Yours Truly and to take things to the next level,"Mikaila explains, adding: "We wanted this to feel very personal and ‘hand made’ which is why stitch work and embroidery is such a feature in the video. I wanted to have us animated in the video to look like fabric so we called on our friend Georgia (Moloney) who actually created the single artwork to do it on camera!" - Mikaila Delgado
The future is undoubtedly bright for this Sydney bunch as they continue to skyrocket and fly the flag for modern pop punk in a world gone mad. And whether you need the perfect anthem to work through those breakup blues or you just need a cosy sliver of pop punk to put a smile on your dial - Yours Truly have got you covered in extremely dignified fashion.
YOURS TRULY'S BRAND NEW TRACK COMPOSURE IS OFFICIALLY OUT IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW VIA UNFD. FOR MORE INFO, HEAD HERE.
BY TIANA SPETER