ALBUM REVIEW: Yola – Stand for Myself | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 30.07.21






There is something special about this record from the start; it’s a monumental step up from Yola’s critically acclaimed debut album. Stand For Myself hops around a number of genres, whilst never losing Yola’s signature style. However, there is a rich warmth that underpins the record, much like many of the 70s influences that had a hand in influencing its creation.

Yola’s lyrics on Stand For Myself are deeply personal yet relatable, the likes of Now You’re Here really strikes a chord. There is an effortless passion throughout, and when pitched against the beautiful soulful grooves of Dancing Away In Tears or Break The Bough, Stand For Myself is taken to a new level. This is Yola at her finest!



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