“Hungry Heart” is Yak’s first song, and they already seem to have built up something of a mythology around themselves. The trio has been playing shows around their home base of London for the past few months, picking up rave reviews from publications like NME and drumming up enough attention to get their first single released on Fat Possum, all without a single song to their name. But based on this first track, it’s easy to see why they’ve been met with such fervor: “Hungry Heart” is a track with soul-crushing, foot-stomping fury that’s designed to evoke some kind of visceral reaction, whether positive or negative. In terms of introductions, it’s pretty memorable. Check it out below.
“Hungry Heart” b/w “Something On Your Mind” will be out 2/24 via Fat Possum.