New video! “Somebody’s Heaven”

Set a reminder by clicking the video, and tune in on 4.3.21 at noon PST!

Find this song on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes & more!
emilyyates.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7ImWYjetLFBoJRF9nbYFsz
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/545481593

Lyrics:
Everybody’s somebody’s heaven
Everybody’s someone’s hell
Everybody’s somebody’s bed of roses
Everybody’s someone else’s horrible smell

Everybody’s somebody’s sunshine
Everybody’s someone’s rain
Everybody’s somebody’s warm and fuzzy
Everyone is someone else’s agonizing pain

You show me a man and say he’s an angel
I’ll show you the devil in disguise
You say, that lady, she’s definitely evil
I see her as a sunbeam shinin’ down from the sky

‘Cause everybody’s somebody’s heaven
Everybody’s someone’s hell
Everybody’s somebody’s bed of roses
Everybody’s someone else’s horrible smell

Everybody’s somebody’s sunshine
Everybody’s someone’s rain
Everybody’s somebody’s warm and fuzzy
Everyone is someone else’s agonizing,
Everyone is someone else’s agonizing,
Everyone is someone else’s agonizing
Pain* 🙂

*No stilters were injured in the making of this video

Credits:
Katie Gallagher & Djordje Raicevic
– videography, Oscar-worthy acting
Nathan Moore
– clarinet, kazooS
Jules Indelicato
– track mixing
Anna Jean Frick
– track mastering
Emily Yates
– video/audio production
– vocals, banjo, bass

New video! “Anyone Can Be A F******”

A brand-new little ditty inspired by a convo with a friend about, ahem, Mayor Pete, and the many faces of fascism 😀 I recorded it tastefully topless because nudity is natural no matter who you are, we all deserve to be heard and respected no matter what we wear, and guess what? The fascists are usually fully clothed. 
 
P.S. If you like Buttigieg but don’t like police brutality, government surveillance, or corporate whoredom, here’s why you actually don’t like Buttigieg:

New video: “Happy Ever After”

A holiday centered on love can be laborious to get through when your heart is broken or hurting, so here’s some real-talk to balance out the romance:

I wrote “Happy Ever After” as a reminder that life is full of surprises, and that people are complex, ever-changing creatures – sometimes the ones we think we know best reveal themselves to be strangers when we least expect it. Because life is also steeped in irony, a few weeks after recording this song, I realized I had written myself less of a gentle reminder and more of an agonizing told-you-so. I’m releasing it into the world on Valentine’s Day because for the first time in a decade, this day is a painful one for me, and in my experience there are few better ways to feel pain than through sharing the art that grows from it.

Many thanks to producers Dango Rose and Evan Reeves for inviting me into the Elephant Collective, to musicians Darren Garvey (percussion, guitar) and MeKenzie Solidago (cello, vocals) for lending their talents to the track, to Dan Rodriguez for the lines that helped me tie the room together, and to all of you for your consistent support of my music and heart. Community is everything in this crazy world, and I’m endlessly grateful for you.

Credits:

Words/Music/Video by Emily Yates

Produced by Dango Rose and Evan Reeves (Rose-Reeves Productions) in association with Elephant Collective

Engineered by Evan Reeves

Mixed by Patrick Tracy

Additional mixing by Max Nordby

Recorded at Elephant Collective Studios, Boulder, CO

Musicians:
Emily Yates – Vocals, Ukulele
Darren Garvey – Percussion, Guitar
Mekenzie Solidago – Cello, Vocals
Erik Yates – Flute

with special guest Elliott Garvey as The Witch

New live video! “Don’t Know Much About Star Wars”

I haven’t been playing a ton of shows recently while I’ve been working on writing a book, but Jamie DeWolf gave me a microphone at Tourettes Without Regrets in Oakland last month and today I discovered there’s video evidence! Here’s my little lighthearted, dark-humored ukulele tune, “Don’t Know Much About Star Wars” that both is and is not about Star Wars, including a new verse I wrote for the occasion. (Thanks to Kenny Hoff for the vid!)