Discovery: YVA

YVA is an experimental rock artist from Newcastle who brilliant musician Nitin Sawhney described as “an artist with a profound mastery of genuine magic”. We agree with that assessment if her new track Fountain of Youth is anything to go by.

By Graeme Smith

The track is characterised by atmospheric arrangements that takes influence from the ’80s Goth movement and moody, dreamy vocals. Fountain of Youth canters along with drum loops and synth before things suddenly veer into a slow interlude that evokes the golden age of cinema. There really is so much packed into its three and half minutes.

As well as the aforementioned praise from Nitin, YVA has also caught the attention of Billie Eilish, James Blake, Sam Fender, Jameela Jamil, and Anoushka Shankar. You can count us among her fans too. Check out Fountain of Youth below. You can hear more like YVA on our Decomposition playlist on Spotify.