Black Yaya

Album Review of Black Yaya by Black Yaya.

Home » Pop/Rock » Black Yaya

Black Yaya

Black Yaya

Black Yaya by Black Yaya

Release Date: Mar 2, 2015
Record label: City Slang
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

65 Music Critic Score
How the Music Critic Score works

Buy Black Yaya from Amazon

Black Yaya - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

With his self-titled debut as Black Yaya, David Ivar makes a creative space for himself that's markedly different than his work with Herman Düne. That he worked with Yuksek on Black Yaya's debut single, the deceptively sunny pop song "Paint a Smile on Me," suggested Ivar was looking for a radical change. Though that song unfortunately doesn't appear here, Black Yaya shows he found not just one new musical direction, but several.

Full Review >>

DIY Magazine - 60
Based on rating 3/5

The solo project of David Ivar, who felt at a creative loss with his band Herman Dune, for Black Yaya he gathered his guitar and recording equipment and travelled to California. There he rented a studio apartment by the ocean and recorded what has turned out to be, a subtly uplifting sun-tinged record. It is California after all. With the help of his partner Mayon’s vocal, David’s freedom and natural creativity seems to have flourished thanks to the move.

Full Review >>

'Black Yaya'

is available now