London based via Northern Macedonia, analogue duo YOVA (Jova Radevska & Mark Vernon) have shared a new lyric video for their debut single.
‘Moondog’ was co - produced with Martin McDougall and Grumbling Furs’ Daniel O’ Sullivan and then mixed by Grammy nominated Cameron Craig (Bjork, UNKLE, Annie Lennox and Joe Strummer) will be available digitally at all major outlets.
Recorded by the YOVA line up of Jova Radevska (vocal & lyrics) and Mark Vernon (guitars, keyboards & music) together with Alex Thomas (drums), Daniel O’Sullivan (bass, mellotron, programming), Martin McDougall (kalimba) and Rob Ellis (ondes martenot), the track is the first hint of what to expect from their forthcoming debut album which will arrive next year.
The magical, haunting and liminal whispers of ‘Moondog’ capture perfectly YOVA's mysterious and distinctive cinematic sound and see emotionally charged lyrics stir the imagination and soul while quietly illuminating a unique and brave narrative.
Jova and Mark began recording the initial sonic structures of YOVA in a variety of locations with a number of like - minded collaborators. Mark via his past work with PJ Harvey, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and John Cale contacts his friend the producer, drummer and multi instrumentalist Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, Marianne Faithfull, Scott Walker) to arrange, manipulate and shapeshift the emerging sound.
The music ignites and work quickly gets underway in Jova's native Macedonia, a cellar in Seven Sisters and a coastal bedroom in West Bay. Mark re-unites bassist Ian Olliver with Rob Ellis on drums and the rhythmic spine of the original PJ Harvey group are recording together again for the first time since the release of Polly's emblematic first single ‘Dress’ in 1991. The results of these recordings will surface on the forthcoming album in 2020.