A Boy, A Queen & A Fish (album)
A Boy, A Queen & A Fish
Release date 24.9.12
The eagerly anticipated debut album from The YuYa, following their three singles and continues the variety of themes that provide a soundtrack to life in a modern city. The escapism many search for is well documented in the album, be it through partying, sex, alcohol and drugs, but it is also the story of two people and their battle to hold up their relationship in the middle of the tragedies and anxieties of life.
There is a certain continental hedonistic theme throughout the album that is supported by the upbeat composition of the music balanced with lyrical darkness brought on by a weighty voice. The influences are widespread; jazz, folk, reggae, rock all come into play but Eliseo Soardi's composition focuses around one main instrument, an acoustic guitar and how an artist can implement all these different rhythms from many backgrounds and channel them into six strings and the percussive abilities of the guitar's body. The lyrics have the ability to bring you in from the first listen, the bare authenticity of Constance Dalrymple's lines have a trueness for all to be connected with.
Recorded and mixed at the Jamboree Studios in the picturesque town of Teatro Pieve di Ledro in Italy by Nilo Santoni and mastered by the multi-talented Fran Ashcroft (Damian Albarn, Dandy Warhols) of Happy Beat music, the album is a beautiful collection of songs that is assured to propel The YuYa from cult status into the mainstream. Described as being “…like I was hit by a frying pan…” by BBC London the album is ready to take its rightful place on the Indie Folk scene.