Brisbane’s Yoste Releases Choreographed Video For Single ‘Blue’
Australian producer-singer Yoste (pronounced like ‘lost’) shares the music video for his single “Blue,” a dreamy, melancholic electro-pop tune which earned praise from FLAUNT Magazine, Ones to Watch, Acid Stag, etc. Filmed at the Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art and directed by up-and-coming Aussie director Lucas Thyer, the video features a contemporary pas de deux choreographed and performed by Queensland Ballet company members Sophie Zoricic and Jack Lister. James Turrell’s captivating light exhibition serves as the backdrop to create silhouetted vignettes of the dancers as they embody a story of love and loss. Their sweeping fluidic movement mirrors the song’s gentle groove and delicate melodies for a truly interdisciplinary work of art.
Yoste says of the video, “The song itself is primarily about struggling with a gradual sense of loss of identity and turning inwards for answers. This is portrayed through the romantic relationship of two individuals who initially seem in sync, but fall out of balance and end up separating. For me it’s a neat representation of what I was going through mentally at the time, but it works equally well as a tale of romantic loss on the surface, which suits me fine. Visually it’s stunning. The colours emphasize the emotional moments and the use of silhouettes gives everything a storybook feel, which again matches the video’s allegorical nature.”
“Blue” is the second single from Yoste’s forthcoming EP, try to be okay, due February 19th, 2019 on Akira Records (Henry Jamison, Henry Green, Rosie Carney). It follows the quiet strength of first EP single “Arc,” which explored existentialism and disconnection through compelling minimalism with hushed intensity. “Blue” finds Yoste leaning further into introspective ruminations, creating layers of depth and emotion with his yearning vocals.
Yoste (née Kurt Sines) makes songs to stargaze to. The young, Brisbane-bred bedroom singer / songwriter / producer first made a splash in 2016 with his debut single “Chihiro,” captivating listeners with the song’s ambient breeze, which translated into 20+ million Spotify streams to date.