‘The Movement is Yung’ is the debut EP release from Yung R, a grime artist working with flavours of dancehall, afro-swing and conscious rap. The EP is led by the emotive single ‘Epiphany’, a mature piece featuring rising vocalist Origin. Inspired by the experience of growing up as a young male with an absent father, lacking in emotional connection, the track comes straight from the heart.
“Music is like a diary and is like therapy to me. I treasure the fact that I am able to rap and constructively use music as a social commentary and platform to express myself.”
A reflective piece that induces empathy, ‘Epiphany’ is heartfelt, personal and poignant. The confessional lyricism reveals a vulnerability that is rarely shared by men in music and wider society. Yung R was inspired by the possibility of giving people a song they can be moved by and appreciate, exploring the enduring impact that the lack of a father figure and role model can have.
“I want to show young people that it is perfectly acceptable to show vulnerability and to speak from your heart.”
Yung R has always wanted to open up, discussing the topic of his father’s absence and the role it’s played in his life: this can be heard through the lyrics of the powerful and revealing track, which is his most important release to date, showcasing his versatility as a lyricist and the depth of his musical talent.
“Epiphany shows the world that I am mature enough and brave enough to tackle and address sensitive topics such as father absence in a professional and experienced manner.”