Interview: Vocalist and Musician Jonah Yano

Ahead of his debut album, the Toronto-based artist discusses collaboration, his identity beyond art, and embracing personal subjects

In 2016, Jonah Yano uploaded his first single to SoundCloud. The song, called “reservations,” was an echoey track he recorded on his cellphone and passed to a friend to mix. The track somewhat unintentionally set the tone for his debut album, souvenir, which will debut on 19 June. Within the layers of acoustic instruments, distorted bass and drums, and up-and-down vocalizing, Yano addresses cherished memories with his …

Sharon Van Etten feat. Josh Homme: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?

Penned by Nick Lowe and popularized by Elvis Costello & the Attractions four years later, “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” now has a riveting rendition from Sharon Van Etten and Queens of the Stone Age frontman, Josh Homme. The collaboration certainly honors the energy of Costello’s iteration but different dimension comes from the dual vocalists. It’s pretty and powerful, too.

Gordon Koang + Ginoli: Mal Mi Goa (Ginoli Remix)

Part of the Music In Exile project—an artist-driven initiative that offers space and resources to “artists working in culturally or linguistically diverse communities in Australia”—comes “Mal Mi Gao (Ginoli Remix).” By South Sudanese-born, Melbourne, Australia-based vocalist and instrumentalist Gordon Koang—who busked his way to local fame—and producer Ginoli (aka James Ireland), the song is an upbeat, danceable bop. Since arriving in Australia, Koang has worked …