Neo-Soul Breakout YOUANDI Shares Stunning New Album ‘isaidtome’

Amsterdam-based singer and songwriter, YOUANDI releases the brilliant new album isaidtome, a collection of elegant, personal songwriting and blissful, transcendent and intoxicating soundscapes. Blending elements of R&B, Neo-Soul and Trip-hop YOUANDI’s unique sonic textures shine across her debut full release.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, YOUANDI’s music reflects her diverse heritage from South America to Europe, blending different cultures, sounds, and influences into a captivating and soulful experience. 

A vibrant yet understated demonstration of her playful yet considered and emotive musicality, the album showcases YOUANDI’s cinematic and experimental approach to R&B. Mystical and atmospheric yet effortlessly catchy and captivating, the use of swelling synths and sub heavy bass throughout create a vibrant backdrop for her silky smooth and emotive vocals which glide beautifully throughout the 10 tracks.

The album’s lead track ‘easy’ is a prime example of the album’s sound, rich, tectural and beautiful. Blending boxy beats with twinkling, swirling electronics and subtle guitar lines under YOUANDI’s silky, emotive vocal delivery and the guest performance from A2.

Speaking about the album, YOUANDI shares: “Imagine stepping into my mind through this album. It’s a journey into the conversations and perspectives that exist within my own consciousness. It’s a meeting point between my ego and the depths of my unconscious mind, where inspiration and insight collide. At times, I find myself grappling with the wisdom and messages I missed, making life harder for myself. Yet, the music I’ve written has become a source of crazy beautiful teachings.

YOUANDI isaidtome

Although also confusing sometimes since they make me question myself and the nature of things in spirals sometimes but all questions contain great purpose. The producers created a home for me to live out these convo’s in the most pure and honest way and since it’s a process of subtlety they’ve done an incredibly great job in doing so. The tones and sounds they crafted awakened a symphony of thoughts and voices within me, eager to be heard, eager to be felt.”

Since her debut in 2018 with Dutch producer Chalé, YOUANDI has released multiple singles, building up to the highly anticipated release of her debut album. Having gained tastemaker press support form the likes of Earmilk and Music News, the dutch solo artist 

Marcus Gon

Rédacteur en chef de Sounds So Beautiful, et auteur de l’œuvre Poetically Yours. ,Storytelling, ou l'art de conter une histoire, l'effort de véhiculer un message, l'exploit de communiquer une émotion, ou bien encore le miracle d'inspirer et d'influencer. Sounds So Beautiful, founded by writer and musician Marcus Gon, is the international media, specialized in the music industry, working closely with advertisers and public relations, and allowing emerging artists to develop their career. Poetically yours

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