When asked how he would describe Native Young - creator, writer, producer and frontman of the project Yannick says, “It’s a constantly evolving tapestry of culture, emotion and melody”. Beginning as a home recording experiment for Yannick in 2015 - the live Native Young band hosts a menagerie of rotating talent across the world from Barcelona to Cape Town. Yannick's music itself is focused on melodic emotional storytelling, raw African rhythm and the fusion of electronic and acoustic instruments - a combination which has carved out a space that's completely his own in the musical landscape both locally and abroad for this young independent artist. 2016 saw the live band taking their unique sound across the ocean to the streets of Berlin and performing opening slots at prestigious international festivals like Fusion festival in Germany, Les Escales in France and Lake of Stars in Malawi. The same year saw the release of Native Young's first mini album 'Kings' - which subsequently won a SAMA (South African Music Award) for 'Best Alternative Album' in 2017.
As for the future, Yannick is currently hard at work writing new material for the project and will be releasing a selection of singles and mixtapes in 2018. Music is that ephemeral expression that seems to connect us all and It’s this sentiment that boldly shines in the raw and colourful tale of Native Young.