Yohuna - Patientness - Orchid Tapes


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Yohuna is the synth-pop project of Wisconsin-born songwriter Johanne [yo-HUN-ah] Swanson. Coming off the debut album "Patientness", available 9/9 on Orchid Tapes, Yohuna tells stories with words as much as she does with ambient sound. 



"Intimate synth-pop... There's a confidence in every word that wasn't there before. Yet at the center, it is still Swanson and her vulnerability, her willingness to lay out her emotions in a fairly barebones manner. It's just now she has channeled all of that into something rapturous." 
- Pitchfork

"Complex and layered... Swanson's words glimmer at the song's surface. Rich with natural imagery and moments of intimacy, her lyrics tell of deliberately waiting in the balance between mourning the past and hoping for the future. Her voice is yearning, but knowing." 

"Introverted songs that derive just as much power from their dreamy atmospherics as they do from Swanson's languishing, yearning lyrics." 
- Stereogum, Artist To Watch feature

"A spiritual descendant of Cat Power's Moon Pix and Elliott Smith's early recordings." 
- Bandcamp