First single off her new album, “Naivi”, this song is a great example of how singer Yona combines flamboyant sound of the 60s/70s soul with local sensivity, and what sets her apart from the recent retromania – lyrics in Finnish.
But Yona’s inspirations only start here. Another big influence seems to be tango. Last year she released her own album with her own interpretations of tango classics. And earlier, she used to re-record old hits with her band Liljan Loisto.
Somewhere in between past and present, the video “Syyt” perfectly shows Yona’s ambiguous artistic personality and possibly her real character as well. Well, sometimes looking back seems like the best idea to find your way to the future.