Words: Dylan Murphy
Hear three new reworkings from Yurn.
Last year, marked the end of the road for Gypsies on the Autobahn, however, J Smith quickly forged his own path as a solo artist shortly after. Releasing a slew of meditative and carefully crafted singles, the singer and songwriter has now turned to his production alias Yurn for a reimagining of three of his tracks.
Providing a new lens through which to absorb his lyrics, the remixes of the lead singles from his debut album ‘(…) And you chose not to laugh’, have landed and simultaneously highlighted the range of the Dublin multi-hyphenate’s musical repertoire.
When talking about the EP, Yurn said, “Art should be about the listener’s own experience and interpretation. So much of what we consume ourselves with is what the artist was trying to say, how they were feeling or what they wanted us to know. But often the feeling we attach, the conclusions we come to are more powerful and meaningful than when given the specifics of the artist’s experience. The parentheses gives power to the listener to attach their own meaning, and strive to place themselves rather than someone else.”
Throughout his career, YURN has sought opportunities to create in new directions and has delved into diverse mediums such as film, writing, and art. The name YURN comes from a screenplay Smith wrote, about a child’s longing for love from an absentee father. It seemed like the perfect name to begin a new artistic direction as Producer YURN.
Head to J Smith’s Bandcamp here and listen to Parentheses (Yurn Remix) below: