It’s not altogether unusual that a mutual musician friend gave Yana my e-mail address; but what was unusual was when she mentioned that the ‘connection’ came from Ireland, while she lives in a town in the Czech Republic called Brno. I doubt you’ve ever heard of it; but I had…… because 50 years ago I had a pen-pal from that very same town!
My old pen-pal’s name meant nothing to Yana; but the connection certainly piqued my interest regarding her first single Distant Shore, from her debut EP; due out in the new year.
A more fascinating three minutes I’ve not had in a long time. Yana has a very deep, yet still feminine voice and her song is deeply mystical with simple and stark guitar playing juxtaposed against some delightful piano playing from Liam O’Maonlai.
Thankfully there are a number of radio stations around the world who have already given the single airplay; and it’s certainly a song well worthy of your attention and a delicious appetiser for the forthcoming EP, especially if it’s in the same vein.
Released September 9th 2019