Listen To The Beautifully Playful New Song ‘Smoke’ By Indie-Pop Duo Bora York

By Alex Brown - 2.10.19



American duo Bora York released their latest single ‘Smoke’ via Anthem Falls Music today. The track was mastered by Darren Vermaas (The National, Mumford and Sons, Vampire Weekend), and features bassist Ian Allison (who’s notable touring credits include Eric Hutchinson and Jeremy Messersmith). This is the most recent track from their anticipated album Emotion Vertigo. Following the success of their single ‘Colorado’, after premiering on CLASH Magazine and reaching #1 on Soundcloud’s New & hot: Indie playlist, this pair have already received praise from Interview Magazine, Earmilk, PopMatters, Indie Shuffle, All Things Go Music, and more. The track achieved over 2.4 million streams between Youtube and Spotify. This indie-pop duo Bora York have performed several notable bands including Dublin’s Kodaline, and U.S. bands The Dig, Mates of State, Hippo Campus. Their music has also been featured on TV shows such as Mr. Robot, The Middle, and Criminal Minds and advertising campaigns as big as Target, Subaru, KIA, Buick, Facebook and SiriusXM.

Husband and wife, Chris and Rebekah Bartels, are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They met in their college years, married in 2011, and played their first show as Bora York in 2012. Rebekah was born surrounded by a musical family, while Chris is self-taught. They share influences from artists such as Tame Impala, Bon Iver, Toro y Moi, J. Views, Night Moves, Novo Amor, Tourist. Bora York’s sound is as broad as their inspirations and have been compared to artists from singer Chelsea Cutler to Kygo.
‘Smoke’ is about moving forward and exploring associated emotions. Their up-tempo sound allows the track to exude a collision of ethereal melodies and electro-pop beats with thought provoking lyrics. A clash of which will lure you to the dance floor. Chris and Rebekah share thoughts on their new track, “This encompasses the idea of leaving the past, or worries, or regrets, behind. The good, the bad, the doubts - leaving it all behind for something new, something fresh.” 


Listen to Smoke: Spotify - Apple Music


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