Inspired by female vocalists like Kina Grannis, First Aid Kit, and Eva Cassidy, Canberra-based singer-songwriter Kim Yang presents a spellbinding mix of soothing instrumental fingerpicking and ethereal vocals. Her songs speak from her experiences as a partner, a daughter, a traveller and an insecure soul, stories balancing delicately between vulnerability and power.
Kim Yang’s debut EP ‘Ocean of Mind’ features three melodious and emotional songs about love, hope and loss that are very close to her heart. Throughout the new EP, Kim weaves elements of folk, pop, and blues to craft a sound uniquely her own. With spellbinding vocal melodies, and instrumental arrangements that feel equal parts lush and sparse, Ocean of Mind is a slice of pure listening bliss.
“I used to be a shy person, music and song-writing helped me to express my feelings. My mission is to encourage all people to be comfortable with themselves, and to be confident enough to embrace their passions and share their own stories.” (Kim Yang)
Born in Taiwan, Kim started her Australian music journey in 2016 in the streets of Canberra. Driven by a desire to share her stories with the world, Kim picked up her ukulele and started writing songs. She stepped out of her bedroom and into the streets, markets and cafes of Canberra. Since then she has collaborated with renowned local artists and played at major venues in Canberra, around Australia and overseas.
Following performances at Canberra’s Floriade and Enlighten, Kim played her first festival gig at the 2019 National Folk Festival as one of the featured ACT artists, then released her debut EP Ocean of Mind in May 2019.
After a sold-out debut EP launch show, she is now on a solo EP tour in major cities with gifted local support acts.
“Kim Yang is an outstanding singer/songwriter who bridges cultures with songs about her experiences in both Taiwan and Australia. Kim made her first appearance at the National Folk Festival in 2019 exciting and engaging audiences with her fresh and honest style. I’m sure this will be the first of many”
“Kim Yang creates music for the soul. With her ethereal blend of sounds, she creates music that balances delicately between vulnerability and power. It feels simultaneously grounded and exploratory; it’s rooted in acoustic folk, but reaches far wider...”