It can take a lifetime to master the art of the blues, so it might be mildly infuriating for some to find that Yellow Days has nailed it at the age of 18. The astonishingly-young up-and-comer from the UK is one of the year’s most exciting prospects, creating a warped, melancholic soul in the vein of contemporaries like King Krule and Mac DeMarco.

His newest release is “Holding On,” the final single from his upcoming full-length Is Everything Okay In Your World?. Stream it below.

Speaking on the track, Yellow Days had this to say: “My main influences are the likes of Ray Charles, Elmore James and Howlin’ Wolf. Got a big taste for blues, also super into new age stuff like Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala and Thundercat… all those sort of bands were coming about when I was like a young teenager so will always be really big for me. ‘Holding On’ is about existing without meaning and struggling with that. Being depressed, addicted, anxious – whatever it may be that’s dragging you down. But I think a lot of people can feel like they’re holding on to get by in life. It’s about learning to exist in 21st century depression and just getting on with it.”

Yellow Days’ Is Everything Okay In Your World? is out on October 27.

For more of our premieres, check out the video to Rachel Foxx’s “Happen to Me.”

Senior Features Editor