What we have been longing for is a strong personality, some swear words and a punchy alternative rock track and YNES is serving it on a plate with her new single ‘God’s Little Punching Bag’. It’s a strong sound inspired by the Britpop revival of the mid-to-late 2000’s but sprinkled with some refreshing YNES glitter. Its soundscape is uplifting and guitar-driven, its vocals stark and in-your-face. YNES’ new release is about embracing the imperfect, “it’s three and a bit minutes of opening your arms and saying “do your f*cking worst”!”
“The outcasts have always been empowered, I just didn’t know it then. I used to welcome pity for living a life less than perfect, and I embraced my fate as a basket case. In whatever form the universe throws you a punch to the face, ‘God’s Little Punching Bag’ is the anthemic angst that shrugs “what, you expected me to cry?””
The track was released by GRRRL GROANNN, a brand new label formed by West Midlands musician Bryony Williams and promoter and artist manager Indie Midlands.