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Highway

yahyel

I’m scared of this place

The voice is on a repeat

Other side of the river

The chorus of robins

When you tore up

Those wings in front of me

I saw what this really is

Here comes the moment of silence

Another devil

Made by hands

A brand new way

To make you a stranger

I’ve been caught up

In the ritual

All this time

And all you’ve ever wanted is

To keep running

It's just another

Heart

It's just another

Heart

It's just another

Heart

It's just another

Heart

To waste

As the wall is getting higher

I wonder if I can see you

Next days

When I see your face

In the dark

It gives me a shiver

And a misplaced hunger

Another sinner

Lost for words

Let’s kill some time

In this pattern

The end of laughter

Where can I find you?

We only get better at

Getting though a day

It's just another

Heart

It's just another

Heart

It's just another

Heart

It's just another

Heart

To waste

  • Lyricist

    Shun Ikegai

  • Composer

    yahyel

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    Highway

    yahyel

Tokyo-based electro unit yahyel is releasing its first new single in four years, "Highway".

Suddenly appearing in the reclusive chaos of Tokyo, yahyel quickly garners the international attention with unique and poignant expressions that resonate with the global narrative of electronic music.

In contrast to their debut album "Flesh and Blood," which was released under the theme of anonymity to hide from the stereotype their Japanese heritage carries, the second album "Human" dared to lift the veil and bring "personal identity" into relief. Despite their seemingly contradictory and opposite approaches, yahyel's underlying philosophy is a sincere attempt to pick up "individual subtleties and emotions buried within social, - and racial, attributes". The tone of their world is faintly dark, inorganic and organic at same time to portrait the eastern reality.
Four years have passed since the single "TAO," which has a beautiful and sophisticated structure under the influence of bass music and a heat source like an ancient fire festival, the world has gone through an unprecedented pandemic of love and hate, heading toward sensational, rudderless, and maybe even dystopian chaos. What does yahyel think now, having maintained an eerie silence in a world once they pictured?

Highway," their first single-cut since their relaunch, is an industrial update of two-step with an ironic 90s band sound. The mix of both sides that enhances the songwriting that is the earnest plea as ever. Loneliness and objectivity: yahyel's new phase, which began with dark pop like a Tokyo's rusty highway that cuts through the frenzy of the 20s, is something to keep an eye on.

Past Rank In

Highway

iTunes Store • Electronic TOP SONGS • Hong Kong • TOP 3 • 3 Jan 2023 iTunes Store • Electronic TOP SONGS • Japan • TOP 9 • 26 Nov 2022 Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Japan • TOP 91 • 7 Dec 2022 Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Lao People's Democratic Republic • TOP 124 • 23 Jan 2023

Past Playlist In

Highway

Apple Music • WASABI • 25 Nov 2022 Spotify • Altar JP • 25 Nov 2022 Apple Music • New in Electronic • 25 Nov 2022 Spotify • エレクトロポリス • 25 Nov 2022 Spotify • FNMNL • 1 Dec 2022 Spotify • Midnight Chill • 25 Nov 2022 Spotify • New Music Everyday - tuneTracks (curated by TuneCore Japan) • 28 Nov 2022 Spotify • The Pulse of J-Rap • 3 Dec 2022 Spotify • キラキラポップ:ジャパン • 29 Nov 2022 Spotify • EYESCREAM • 3 Dec 2022 Spotify • Pop Rising Japan • 28 Nov 2022 Spotify • Best New Music: DIGLE SOUND • 28 Nov 2022 Spotify • Tokyo Rising • 25 Nov 2022 Spotify • Monday Spin • 28 Nov 2022 Spotify • Weekly Buzz Tokyo • 26 Nov 2022 Spotify • 最Hit東洋榜 • 25 Nov 2022 Spotify • New Music Friday Japan • 25 Nov 2022

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