2021 was a busy year for Sydney’s Yawdoesitall. Putting in the work in the studio, preparing for a new chapter of artistry that manifested in successful singles ‘Test Drive (ft. Tawanda)’ and ‘ARMADILLO (ft. Maina Doe)’, the music the hip hop artist and producer was delivering cemented his place as one of the city’s finest fresh voices.
Now, with a new year of music ahead, Yawdoesitall returns with his first release for 2022 in ‘Switch’. Woozy R&B vocals bury the lede, before opening up into quickfire and confident rap bars. Akin to the likes of Stormzy and Headie One, ‘Switch’ is the perfect dose of heat to herald Yaw’s re-entry to the scene.
‘Switch’ saw Yaw link up with engineer Matt Xiro (Phil Fresh, Tasman Keith) to polish off the final product, recorded between Yaw’s home studio and that of Elefant Traks in Marrickville, Sydney.
With a sound that moves smoothly between drill and contemporary hip hop influences, ‘Switch’ is Yawdoesitall flexing in a realm he is at his most comfortable in. Lyricism and execution is his playground: ‘Switch’ is a perfect example of Yaw’s natural talent behind a mic.
“‘Switch’ highlights growth. This song was made for moments when we felt down and needed a booster. It’s empowering as I talk about finding or being the light in the midst of the dark.”
The emergence of Yawdoesitall as a strong new voice in the latest wave of Australian hip hop artist has been solidified through a range of avenues since 2020.
As a live performer, Yaw has dominated on his own stages, selling out two shows at the Vanguard in Sydney and has supported the likes of BOOMCHILD locally. Fans will next see him supporting Baker Boy in April.
The numbers have also spoken for themselves, with Yawdoesitall’s music racking up over 91k streams on Spotify, and over 23k streams on Apple Music; as well as playlisting love from both including lucrative editorial playlists like Apple Music’s The New Australia and Spotify’s New Music Friday, The Hybrid and Beats n Bars. Named as a BIGSOUND 50 artist in 2020, Yawdoesitall has been consistently proving his worth and staying power with Australian industry and tastemakers alike.