Yppah (pronounced ‘Yippah’) came up on Pandora when I was listening to Bonobo Radio this past week, and funny enough the song was, “Never Mess With Sunday,” which made it feel like even more of an appropriate choice for Sunday listening.
Yppah is one guy from southern California (by way of Texas), and you can hear pretty clearly the influence of the music of Boards of Canada as well as the slower-paced Chemical Brothers in his songs. The style of Yppah’s music is lush, melodic, sometimes somber but also uplifting and hopeful, not unlike a friend you call up when you want somebody to listen to you and say, “oh, that sucks” at key points.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, Yppah is also happy spelled backwards. Likewise, happiness is in the music, if you listen for it, but it’s not immediately recognizable. This Sunday, don’t rush to judgement. Be patient and find happiness in unexpected places.