With stunning melodies and a warmth in his songwriting that utterly envelops, Dom Youdan has returned with new single, ‘Is Your Lover Still Cool’. The first solo release since the songwriter’s praised debut EP Tigerlily, ‘Is Your Lover Still Cool’ charts the waters of unreturned love, and lessons learned about oneself with deft poise and poignancy. With a Sydney launch lined up for April, Youdan’s latest single is the perfect introduction for newcomers, while also being a warm welcome back for fans.
Revealing itself through swelling production and rich vocals, ‘Is Your Lover Still Cool’ marks a new chapter for Youdan, a writer and musician who has successfully found that happy place of expression within emotional vulnerability and tenderness. “I was an outrageous geek growing up, ‘Is Your Lover Still Cool’ speaks to that. Of not fitting in and feeling something for someone who doesn’t really see you. This song’s as much about gaining perspective as it is falling in love.” Dom Youdan
For the London-born, Sydney-based musician, music is an artform that has brought him not only creative freedom, but it led him to find a second home in Australia. Falling for an Australian at his second ever show, Youdan’s connection with Australia blossomed with an eventual move out here and the creation of his debut EP Tigerlily in 2017. The wheels for success with his music were already in motion, with the young songwriter signing to LME (Dido, Andreya Triana) before the release of his debut single, ‘Don’t You Love Me’.
Youdan’s artistry has developed further since the release of Tigerlily, as he has continued to explore the bounds of contemporary pop music, infusing his own with licks of electronic and R&B, not dissimilar to the likes of Dustin Tebbutt, RHYE and even The Kite String Tangle.
Working with filmmaker Daniel Hartley-Allen, Youdan brought his song to life on screen with a music video that matches up beautifully with the tenderness of the original piece of music. Playing with darker tones and lush yet lo-fi production, ‘Is Your Lover Still Cool’ earned top video treatment. “The video is dripping with nostalgia. We shot it in this karting and laser tag arena, and they let us run wild. The goal was to take this typical retro moment in your childhood and turn it into a dynamic cinematic landscape.” Dom Youdan
PRAISE FOR DOM YOUDAN
“It’s an intimate return, and this is nowhere more evident than in the title track, a gorgeous, sun-kissed dissection of love.”
Clash Magazine (Tigerlily, 2017)
“Ephemeral bliss that’ll have you floating.”
Beat Magazine (‘Tigerlily’, 2017)
“A stunning interpretation of sounds that resemble the intelligent structures of Grizzly Bear.”
“At times delicate, at others swelling and bold, it’s a beguiling mash og R&B and electronic/indie-pop that set the scene for his stunning vocals to take centre stage.”
Pilerats (Tigerlily, 2017)
“What a stunning leap into this heartburn pop stratosphere.”
Triple J Unearthed, Claire Mooney (‘Tigerlily’, 2017)
Launching the new single at Sydney’s Hibernian House this month, Youdan’s new live show will be unveiled in one of the city’s most renowned rooms. Bringing dynamism and vibrancy along with raw honesty in his songwriting, Dom Youdan is an artist ready to introduce his musicianship to you.
DOM YOUDAN ‘IS YOUR LOVER STILL COOL’ LAUNCH SHOW
Wednesday 17th April Hibernian House Sydney
with special guests Kim Ven and Sasha March
Is Your Lover Still Cool is released Thursday 11th April 2019.