Byron Bay local Grace Hughes A. K. A. Yorke has released an acoustic version of her single ‘Wake The City’. This follows her debut single, ‘First Light’, which featured heartfelt indie vocals driven by energetic electronica.
"Sonically, I think [‘Wake the City’] is a big turning point for me, really cementing the Yorke sound. It ended up being one of the most vulnerable and exposed songs I’ve ever written, even though on first listen, it may appear hopeful.”
The original ‘Wake The City’ is more upbeat electric-pop whereas the acoustic really adds a whole new dimension to the song. It starts out delicate and heartfelt but builds progressively into a strong ballad. Perfect for those days when you need a good sing in the shower.
"I think acoustic versions of songs are often my favourite, because I seem to form a deeper emotional connection,” says Yorke.
20-year-old Yorke is sincere lyricist and a stripped back version sees a sense of vulnerability and with just a keyboard backing really showcases her solid vocals. It feels like the beginning of a great career. Hopefully we hear more from Yorke in the near future, this is only her third release to date including this acoustic version.
Have a listen to the song below.