Hailing from the UK, the band YES is widely recognized as the true pioneers of the progressive rock genre. They are about to release their latest album, Mirror to the Sky, on May 19th under the InsideOut Music/Sony Music label. The first track, “Cut from the Stars,” was launched on March 10th, giving fans a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming album. “Cut from the Stars” takes listeners on a musical journey to unexplored realms, delivering a pure ambience that soothes the senses in rare form. The entire album promises to be mind-blowing, as YES always pushes the envelope with their innovative sound.
Mirror to the Sky features four tracks, each over eight minutes long, showcasing the band’s mastery of creating vibrant and complex soundscapes. With over 50 years of experience and 22 studio albums under their belt, YES has achieved worldwide success, and there is no one that can match their music methodologies or their status as true masters of their genre.
The oldest member of the band, Steve Howe, emphasized the importance of the new album, stating, “We kept the continuity in the approach we established on The Quest, but we haven’t repeated ourselves. That was the main thing.” With Mirror to the Sky, YES continues to grow and move forward, charting a path to an exciting future.
YES has always delivered platinum hits like “Roundabout,” “Leave it,” and “I’ve Seen All Good People,” to name a few. They have a much heralded legacy, and their latest album adds to their legendary status. As lead vocalist, Jon Davison states, “We truly get along as people… focused inward to the greater circle, concentric to the core of highest standards that define YES.” This reflects vibrantly in the music and creative input of each band member, all of whom contribute to the greater whole that is YES.
As a fan, it is always thrilling to see what the band will create next. The magic that YES brings to their music is unmatched, making them an enduring legend in the music industry.
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