Moondog

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The debut release from YOVA, ‘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)

Recorded by the YOVA line up of Jova Radevska (vocal & lyrics) and Mark Vernon (music) together with Alex Thomas (drums), Daniel O’Sullivan (bass, mellotron, programming), Martin McDougall (kalimba) and Rob Ellis (ondes martenot).

The first hint of what to expect from their forthcoming debut album, the magical, haunting and liminal whispers of ‘Moondog’ capture perfectly YOVA's mysterious and distinctive cinematic sound. The 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.

lyrics

‪All night I pray the sound would find me‬‬‬
‪In the maze I lit, I'm already late.‬‬‬
‪And I try every day to move slow‬‬‬
‪I know that holding on won't bring you home.‬‬‬

‪I starved you ‬‬‬
‪I try as I might‬‬‬
‪Contemplate forever so silent.‬‬‬

‪There are days when I have forgiven‬‬‬
‪There are days when I won't accept‬‬‬
‪Up & down this mountain I go‬‬‬
‪Never settling, won't bring you home‬‬‬

‪I starved you ‬‬‬
‪I try as I might‬‬‬
‪Contemplate forever so silent.‬‬‬
‪And all of you ‬‬‬
‪Time's not kind‬‬‬
‪Waiting on a dream that's died‬‬‬

‪What I could've done‬‬‬
‪What I should've known‬‬‬
‪What my mind said‬‬‬
‪What my soul thought. ‬‬‬

‪I starved you ‬‬‬
‪I try as I might‬‬‬
‪Contemplate forever so silent.‬‬‬
‪And all of you ‬‬‬
‪Time's not kind‬‬‬
‪Waiting on a dream that's died.‬‬‬

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from Moondog, released May 30, 2020
Jova Radeveska, Mark Vernon, Daniel O'Sullivan, Martin McDougall.

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YOVA London, UK

YOVA are Macedonian born Jova Radevska (vocal & lyrics), and London based Mark Vernon (music).

Currently collaborating with musicians, Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey), Daniel O’Sullivan (Grumbling Fur), David Rhodes (Kate Bush), Terry Edwards (Nick Cave) and Ian Olliver (PJ Harvey), YOVA are putting the finishing touches to their debut album, which will be released in the near future.
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