Video premiere: yunè pinku’s latest single is a dancefloor riposte to society’s screen-time addiction
By Ella Joyce | Music | 22 March 2023

Photography by Leanda Heler

“It’s like an angry version of Lana’s [del Rey] Video Games,” South East London musician yunè pinku tells us of her latest track Sports – premiered here via a video which sees her perform the single in a concrete space surrounded by electronic instruments and screens, pictures tripping and fizzing.

Taken from pinku’s upcoming six-track EP Babylon IX arriving this spring, the track meditates on the intrusive nature of technology in our personal relationships. Blending the ambience of 90s acid house with pulsing beats and lush synth textures, pinku’s deep-toned meditative lyrics tell a story of digital preoccupation. This sci-fi leaning flows through the musician’s upcoming Babylon IX, which transports listeners to a “rave in space” defined by ethereal vocals and glossy, cosmic soundscapes.

Of the inspiration behind her new track Sports, pinku expands: “[It’s] a song about detachment from one’s reality through prioritisation of TV or technology, written from the third perspective of someone who’s pissed off by their partner being that way… I envisioned a sort of Wall-E-esque future people glued to the chair with a TV guide vibe.”

yunè pinku is currently on tour across the UK, playing Electric Brixton on 23rd March.

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