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New YTAMO: Mad & Sad

Mad & Sad is a brief wrangling with emotions, and of getting out the bad ones. “In 2016,i was lost in sadness and i called the feeling ‘mad sad.’ I need to create something for my brighter future,” YTAMO writes alongside this three-song therapy session. And it is at its best when really wrestling with feelings, primarily on nine-plus-minute-long opener “e,” where YTAMO sings and speaks over piano and synth wobbles, in no rush to get anywhere and content to turn ideas over slowly and see where they lead. Catharsis doesn’t have to be loud or violent. The rest of Mad & Sad is a bit more focused, featuring a pair of wordless numbers that move from meditative (“d”) to rollicking (“z”). Get it here, or listen below.