West London-raised Spanish Iraqi artist and producer Yaz León is back on our radar with a new single titled “Silent Mode”, which shows a contrast in being both melodically inspired by her cultures and breaking tradition through uncensored lyrics.
As Yaz puts it, “Silent Mode” follows “the progression of her emotional reactions as my ‘social battery’ runs out“. The catchy production wraps around her raw vocal delivery and shows us the agitation that Yaz sings about.
As a Spanish/Iraqi native that was raised in West London, Yaz’s music is inspired by her heritage and pride, mixed in with close-up details of everyday life, while drawing influences from the likes of Van Morrison, Erykah Badu, Lily Allen, and Amy Winehouse, who are all masters of their lyrical narration.
Her music is often chilled and laid back despite the topics, a choice decidedly to make the topics more digestible. Yaz León is currently writing and producing more music in London, as part of her upcoming project. On the live music front, she has just opened for AKA Block and played Soho House a few weeks ago.
Although a newcomer to the industry, Yaz León is already garnering support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Neon Music, Dummy Magazine and Vogue Paris. She has also recently been selected by Selector Radio for the British Council to represent UK music on the global scale.
Listen to “Silent Mode” below: