TUNE Yehan Jehan - Invisible Friends
THE NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE JANUARY 22, 2020 ON APHRODITE
+ HEADLINE SHOW AT THE WAITING ROOM, N16 ON MARCH 17
Paris-based multi-instrumentalist, producer and artistic polymath Yehan Jehan returns with the future funk of new single ‘Invisible Friends’, available January 22, 2020 on Aphrodite, a new label from Alexander Waldron, co-founder of the Greco-Roman label that launched acts like Joe Goddard, Tirzah and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
‘Invisible Friends’ features vocals from Yehan’s sister Zadi, who also stars with him in the brilliantly bizarre and stylish video. Channelling the suburban weirdness of films like Donnie Darko and Napoleon Dynamite, the video was produced and directed by Yehan himself.
The track flies on a classic guitar-funk groove, while the lyrics pass on words of reassurance and hope to the younger Yehan. “Invisible Friends is a time capsule of a period when I was at school, growing up in North London,” he says. “It's a memory trip of the good and bad times, mostly bad actually as I never really liked the school I was at. This song is pure escapism for that younger me for the bus ride home.”
‘Invisible Friends’ follows last November’s EP ‘Earth Arrangements Vol 1’, which contained the singles ‘Don’t Forget About Me’ (“…pulsing and sweeping Anderson .Paak-inspired groove” Mystic Sons), 'Haze' (“Tears For Fears influenced synthetic phantasia,” Clash), and ‘Treat Us Bad’ (“…reminiscent of Jungle in their early years,” aonetwothreefour.com).
Yehan Jehan’s elegant, gliding songs can trace a lineage back to Steely Dan and Hall & Oates, as well as easing next to contemporaries like Jungle and Kindness. Currently residing in Paris, Yehan was born in North London after his parents moved from Bosnia in the early 90s. His father is a composer, his mother a piano teacher, so messing around with music came naturally. He was composing music by the age of 12, while at the same time writing scripts, making films and animations. These interests have continued into adulthood, Yehan designs his own artwork and directs his videos, as well as producing and playing everything himself. That his music is all the work of one man is impressive. That it’s all been done, videos and ‘80s-inspired artwork and all, from his compact Paris apartment is pretty damn remarkable.
Yehan Jehan will headline London’s The Waiting Room on March 17.
1. Invisible Friends
2. Invisible Friends (Edit)
YEHAN JEHAN LIVE
Feb 28: Luxembourg De Gudde Wëllen (headline)
Mar 17: London, Waiting Room (headline)
Instagram - https://instagram.com/yehanjehan/
Facebook - https://facebook.com/yehanjehan/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/yehanjehan
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/yehanjehan
Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2NolS8y
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/YehanJehan