Yaz León’s ‘4th Wall’ brings a riveting soundscape to her upcoming EP ‘Bleach’

"It’s got a lot of nods to my Muslim and Catholic upbringing and my (hefty) phases of disillusionment with organised religions"
31 May 2024

London-based singer-songwriter Yaz León once again shares a slice of her bold and experimental sound with her latest release, 4th Wall. Featuring fellow newcomer Bukky, this track is a summer hit that promises to be a standout on Yaz León’s forthcoming EP, Bleach.

Following the success of her April release Mouthwash, which took a euphoric and indie-leaning direction, Yaz León explores new territory with 4th Wall. This new single delves into themes of identity and individual growth, creating a chaotic yet seamless auditory experience that marks a point of self-awareness. The collaboration between Yaz León and Bukky is a harmonious blend, resulting in a dream-like soundscape that exudes vulnerability—a quality the two artists bonded over.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind 4th Wall, León explained, the track is kind of a ‘hater’ and a “help I’m spiralling” song …“It’s got a lot of nods to my Muslim and Catholic upbringing and my (hefty) phases of disillusionment with organised religions. That’s what me and Bukky bonded on. It’s fair to question the authenticity of support and trust in some of these spaces. I think that’s partly because pride is shown so transactionally in mainstream culture, and there’s so much traditionalism lurking in the corners. There’s no room for understanding or growth because of all that outside pressure. It’s a bit of a bummer.  At least the beat we made is fun.”

Yaz León is a rising star in the music industry, evolving with each release. Originating from West London, the Spanish-Iraqi artist, producer, and singer-songwriter skillfully blends indie and soul elements to create emotionally rich music. Her debut EP, ITS ONLY TAKEOUT MA, released in 2022, garnered significant attention online, establishing her as a compelling voice documenting her human experience with raw vulnerability and spellbinding lyricism.

As Yaz León continues to make her mark on the music scene, 4th Wall offers a tantalizing glimpse into what’s to come on her forthcoming EP, Bleach.