Yaya Bey Debuts Two New Singles

Yaya Bey, is back with a double side single today,"the evidence" and "crying through my teeth.
Yaya Bey, is back with a double side single today,"the evidence" and "crying through my teeth.

Yaya Bey, is back with a double side single today,”the evidence” and “crying through my teeth.” She first debuted the latter track earlier this year with a COLORS session, which followed the release of her album Exodus the North Star. Both new songs signal the new sound Yaya has crafted that she’ll explore through a forthcoming project in the new year. Yaya Bey, recently starred alongside Immanuel Wilkins in an ad campaign for Converse’s recent collaboration with New York-based brand AwakeNY.

Yaya uses her music as a restorative practice that pulls no punches in its sharply written perspective, speaking to the many sides of herself and her experience living as a Black woman in this country. In the case of both new songs, they are deeply felt streams of her consciousness that speak to her own resilience in the face of a trying period of her life. “crying through my teeth” is a slow and savory reflection of maintaining a strong will in the face of grief and financial hardships. The second half of the double single, “the evidence,” which also arrives with a new video, rings out as a heartening affirmation of that same resilience, with Yaya rhythmically uplifting herself to stay on course.

With the new singles, Yaya is also sharing a new video for “the evidence” that she co-directed alongside Chassidy David, with choreography by Yaya and Alexandria Johnson. Speaking on the meaning behind the song and how it’s represented visually, Yaya says “I wrote the evidence last winter when I was experiencing grief in the most challenging way I ever had before and I needed to encourage myself.”

On November 14th, Yaya will be performing a hometown show at SOBs for Spotify Stages, capping off a run of live performances at festival stages across the globe this year including Outside Lands in San Francisco, Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, Glastonbury in the UK, Roskilde Festival in Denmark, and more.

Yaya Bey 2023 Tour Dates

11/14 – New York, New York @ SOBs* (SOLD OUT)
*= w/ RahRah Gabor



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