Close your eyes, thrown on Yoji's new single "Old Fashioned," and pretend you're not in 2021. (And don't we all need that?) It isn't so much that Yoji's warm dedication to her partner, who treats her the old-fashioned way, is brimming with timeless lyrics. In the recording, Yoji's easygoing piano and a singing style very clearly inspired by '80s R&B combine to create a song that is both contemporary and classic.
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Hailing from Suffolk, Yoji is a soulful pop singer and pianist. Inspired by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and Lauryn Hill, Yoji mainly writes heartfelt songs from experience and has won songwriting awards such as Fame Music & Coffee House Sessions, iluvlive and Vodafone Future Breakers. Yoji has released two EPs, OceanGovern SunshineRule and Life Like Jazz. Plus, she knows her stuff: Yoji recently completed a Masters in Popular Music at Goldsmiths, where she wrote and self-produced her recent singles "Twinkle Star" & "Satellite." The proceeds for "Satellite" will go towards the Samaritans charity.