Put down your bags and stay for a while for Yeo’s new single TIRED. Employing minimal, intimate production, the Asian-Australian producer keeps us in anticipation as he waxes lyrical about love giving him the tenacity to overcome all obstacles.
His most raw and exposed single yet, Yeo channels Moses Sumney, Brittany Howard and Blake Mills on this emotional ballad, letting down his walls and getting vulnerable with listeners.
Armed with nothing but a bed of organs, dreamy guitar and sleepy reverb, Yeo draws the listener’s scope to rest gently on his lightly-treading vocals as he sings: “All I need is a sign and I won’t feel tired / Tired, I’m tired no more.” The slightly haunting and nostalgic ballad was written in the midst of Melbourne’s lockdowns in 2020 alongside Yeo’s previous single OBSESSION; but this time with a more enthusiastic outlook.
“TIRED is OBSESSION’s happy sibling–the one with a positive attitude. It was also written in heavy Melbourne lockdown and during another injury rehab period, however this time it contains optimistic promises of getting back to enjoying life with loved ones,” says Yeo.
TIRED will be accompanied by a music video out 18th June, blending social realism with surrealism to tell the story of a blue collar worker who yearns for more.
TIRED is the third taste of Yeo’s upcoming body of work TIRED, NO MORE. The release will also include previously shared emo-R&B cut OBSESSION and ‘90s-inspired bass-driven U IN? which features the return of his infamous keytar solo. Each single is accompanied by a cooking series of Yeo preparing and serving up his favourite Asian comfort dishes.
Listen to TIRED on Spotify