Otherwise, he'll tell you "Shit, some serious changes to be made here then". What kind of changes? We don't know. But Mr Yolk's upcoming record will haunt you. That, we are certain.
Here's the thing: Mr Yolk's sound is seriously cool. It's a mash up hybrid style of indie, soft psychedelia and everything electronic. But it works because of two underlying factors; Samuel's voice and groove. It's a low haunting tone which effortlessly rolls line after line.
Here's one other thing (less cool): it's hard to say if this record brings joy to Samuel or not. When we ask him a story about the album, he says: "If there was any story it would be just me sitting around pondering at where to go musically. It would be a murky anecdote". Grim. On another website, he states: "I prefer to be alone. It is a personal thing for me ya know. My own sense of humour and views and in some cases vulnerability are on display".
Here's one last thing: Though it may or may not bring him joy, it showcases Samuel's talent and the different directions he can take. On his previous projects, you could hear DIIV (the song Vegan Broadcast) for instance, and on this one, please, don't tell him he's ripping off Jagwar Ma. Simply don't.
Right, if someone tells you you're ripping off Jagwar Ma, what would you say? // I would say: "Shit, some serious changes to be made here then".
Baker Street is a very good single, as it leaves you wanting more. Is the whole record in the same vein as this track? // It has become apparent that the sounds on the album with be contrasting slightly…but to a degree, yes. I think when you come up with a more conceptual approach for the musical vehicle you are on it is a lot more healthy having contrasting songs.
What are the differences between your previous project Velvet Morning and Mr. Yolk? // Primarily I am just hiding behind certain techniques less like reverb, etc. So that and the words are a lot more surreal. I think this comes from me letting a degree of satire into the writing process. It’s probably a bit easier to move to also.
If we give you give you a $100, a packet of cigarettes and a Stone Roses hat, How would the night go? // I would take the tobacco out of each individual cigarette and roll it all up using the $100 as a skin. I would then toke up immediately and once I have finished suckling on my smoky teet I would sit outside my local premiere offering my only belonging – my stone roses hat – in exchange for more smokes. Once I achieve more smoke inhalation I will wait beyond contempt until my next blem fuelled expedition arises.