Just two weeks ago we got our first taste of the epic collaboration between Los Angeles-based Youth Code (Sara Taylor and Ryan George) and Portland-based musician, singer & producer King Yosef with the loud and angry “Burner”, the first single of the trio’s LP that’s set for release next month.
Today, they share “Looking Down”, the second raging single from A Skeleton Key in the Doors of Depression, which they will self-release on March 9, 2021.
“This record was born purely from a desire to collaborate and mutual fandom,” notes the press release. “King Yosef and Youth Code started talking in August, 2019. After a lot of talk of working with each other on songs for each other’s records, the question was posed by Sara: ‘Why not just do an EP together?’ The original idea was to just do a 4 song EP. After sending stems back and forth they quickly realized it made more sense to just keep writing since things meshed together so easily on the first four.
“All of the initial instrumentals and production were done remotely. They toyed with the idea of recording all of these vocals separately, but in the end, decided that it made the most sense to get together and actually track the vocals in person. Sara flew to Portland in September of 2020, when the whole state was on fire, and wrote, recorded and did some additional production to the record over the course of a week.”