Make Believe Melodies Logo

All In The Voice: YeYe’s “Parade”

“Parade” is a perfectly pleasant pop song, young singer YeYe handling her vocals well over the peppy music, the sort of thing that could be easily rejiggered into the backing sounds of a Broadway musical. It’s good…but what makes it interesting (and, disclosure, gets it a post here) is the backing vocals. Few songs this year have benefited so much from a single sonic detail, but man “Parade” gets so much better when YeYe’s voice is trailing off in the background, bringing to mind the breathless female vocals of Dirty Projectors or even the drippy voices in a A Sunny Day In Glasgow track. I could listen to that voice for quite some time…and it is a critical inclusion in “Parade.”