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made this on the spot
by Yaya Bey featuring V.C.R

— Released 16th November 2021

New York based multidisciplinary artist and singer-songwriter Yaya Bey shares a delicate and sensitive new single ‘made this on the spot’ featuring fellow artist, composer and violinist V.C.R. Speaking more on the single Bey comments that, "made this on the spot'' is a song that’s still pretty painful to talk about. It’s a confusing situation honestly. Relationships go through so many transitions and the in-between phases can be really difficult. That’s the best I can say about this...

New York based multidisciplinary artist and singer-songwriter Yaya Bey shares a delicate and sensitive new single ‘made this on the spot’ featuring fellow artist, composer and violinist V.C.R. Speaking more on the single Bey comments that, "made this on the spot'' is a song that’s still pretty painful to talk about. It’s a confusing situation honestly. Relationships go through so many transitions and the in-between phases can be really difficult. That’s the best I can say about this song."

‘made this on the spot’ comes shortly after Bey’s acclaimed EP ‘The Things I Can’t Take With Me’ which was supported by the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, FADER, HotNewHipHop, Clash, FACT, Crack Magazine and Mixmag. 

On ‘The Things I Can’t Take With Me’, Bey maneuvers effortlessly from heartbroken introspection towards a newfound security, denouncing the wack morals of an industry dude and embracing her own agency as a “bad bitch”, as she works her way through a breakup that triggered the deepest of wounds: the childhood trauma that resurfaces in our relationships. The release came together unexpectedly when Bey set out to record her next album. After her relationship ended, the direction of the project took a detour. “[The album] is about the journey home to self,” Bey explained. “But on the way, there’s all this shit I gotta let go of, just the things I can’t take with me.” So, she allowed herself to make the music she needed to make, drawing on breakthroughs in therapy to process her grief and move forward.

Bey’s poignant essay “Why we owe the hood everything... I'll get to that eventually” was also recently shared via Big Dada’s new editorial site. “This essay is really what I’ve been saying and experiencing for years. Elitism is a by-product of capitalism which is feeding gentrification and gate keeper culture in major cities and by virtue internet culture. Working class black people, the “locals” of major cities and black women who are perceived as ghetto are as they say on the mood board but not in the board room."

‘made this on the spot’ is out now, with more new music from Yaya to come soon. 

made this on the spot
by Yaya Bey featuring V.C.R

— Released 16th November 2021

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    made this on the spot (featuring V.C.R)
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New York based multidisciplinary artist and singer-songwriter Yaya Bey shares a delicate and sensitive new single ‘made this on the spot’ featuring fellow artist, composer and violinist V.C.R. Speaking more on the single Bey comments that, "made this on the spot'' is a song that’s still pretty painful to talk about. It’s a confusing situation honestly. Relationships go through so many transitions and the in-between phases can be really difficult. That’s the best I can say about this...

New York based multidisciplinary artist and singer-songwriter Yaya Bey shares a delicate and sensitive new single ‘made this on the spot’ featuring fellow artist, composer and violinist V.C.R. Speaking more on the single Bey comments that, "made this on the spot'' is a song that’s still pretty painful to talk about. It’s a confusing situation honestly. Relationships go through so many transitions and the in-between phases can be really difficult. That’s the best I can say about this song."

‘made this on the spot’ comes shortly after Bey’s acclaimed EP ‘The Things I Can’t Take With Me’ which was supported by the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, FADER, HotNewHipHop, Clash, FACT, Crack Magazine and Mixmag. 

On ‘The Things I Can’t Take With Me’, Bey maneuvers effortlessly from heartbroken introspection towards a newfound security, denouncing the wack morals of an industry dude and embracing her own agency as a “bad bitch”, as she works her way through a breakup that triggered the deepest of wounds: the childhood trauma that resurfaces in our relationships. The release came together unexpectedly when Bey set out to record her next album. After her relationship ended, the direction of the project took a detour. “[The album] is about the journey home to self,” Bey explained. “But on the way, there’s all this shit I gotta let go of, just the things I can’t take with me.” So, she allowed herself to make the music she needed to make, drawing on breakthroughs in therapy to process her grief and move forward.

Bey’s poignant essay “Why we owe the hood everything... I'll get to that eventually” was also recently shared via Big Dada’s new editorial site. “This essay is really what I’ve been saying and experiencing for years. Elitism is a by-product of capitalism which is feeding gentrification and gate keeper culture in major cities and by virtue internet culture. Working class black people, the “locals” of major cities and black women who are perceived as ghetto are as they say on the mood board but not in the board room."

‘made this on the spot’ is out now, with more new music from Yaya to come soon.