You've probably already heard Yes You Are, as their song HGX debuted on Pepsi's Superbowl 51 commercial, as has played over 15,000 times since, all over the world. The song was also featured in the hit movie Bad Moms, as well as FX's Tyrant and MTV's Scream.
"We play black pop." says Kianna Alarid, Yes You Are's intense front woman, "It implies that there might be shadows lurking, even in the shiny places." Listening to their upcoming album, it IS essentially pop, but they redefine the genre with each and every song. We hear gospel choirs, synth-covered dance rhythms and even guitar-heavy rock anthems, but the mainstay (and mainstream friendly) sing-along hooks are what binds all of their work together.
Alarid cut her teeth in the critically-acclaimed indie band Tilly and the Wall, touring through the mid to late aughts with bands such as She and Him, Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Of Montreal and CSS, playing venues around the world and hitting major festivals like Coachella, Japan’s Summersonic, Iceland Airwaves, Reading, Leeds, Scotland’s T In The Park and Australia’s Splendor In The Grass as well as performing on Late Night with David Letterman and Sesame Street.
Yes You Are has shared the stage with the likes of K. Flay, Moon Taxi, Marion Hill, Lucius and Neon Trees.
"Yes You Are’s music is as smart as it is sexy. Everything the band puts out wants to stay stuck in your head for days and with a performance that can only be described as otherworldly–they hold the hallmark of a band that will change the music landscape. " -Brian Clifton, Mills Record Co.