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Alternative // Antrim, Antrim // she/her

YINYANG brings fun and fierce female energy, like nothing you've ever heard before, but is so sweet you'd still take her home to meet your parents.

Hello, it's Yinyang!

Real name Lauren Hannan, from Ballymena, Northern Ireland. She uses a cocktail of genres bringing together elements of hiphop, rap, electronic and alt pop. Yinyang absorbs Lauren's personality.

Yinyang was born in lockdown 1 in 2020, Lauren taught herself how to produce on Garageband by turning everything on and off for months, then put out her debut track Black Mamba in July 2020.
Black Mamba received electric success after being picked up by BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 6 Music via the BBC Introducing Uploader. BBC Radio Ulster’s Introducing show, Across The Line, have been supporters of YINYANG since the beginning, advocating and playing every track released regularly on their show alongside interviews and sessions. ATL Introducing labelled YINYANG as one of a select few ‘Artists to Watch in 2021’ after making Black Mamba their Best Song in The World in August 2020. .

The project takes heavily from strong, female influences like Little Simz, Sampa The Great and M.I.A. It also draws influences from film and how we consume them, Lauren's favourite director is Quentin Tarantino so she draw influence from how he shows wit and shameless gore in a single scene, this can be heard in the hard-hitting production and jabbingly, playful lyrics.

Everything is pretty DIY at the moment, but Lauren has big ideas to transcend Yinyang into fashion and gaming in the next few years, as well as continuing to release music and grow as an artist - each single's artwork is a playing card with the characters strengths and weaknesses, eventually you'll be able to play them together! Yinyang also plans to run a club night in Belfast where likeminded musicians can come down, play or watch, and we can create a scene where musicians are helping each other evolve.

Yinyang's next track, Happy Money is out on June 3rd. It has already been played on ATL Introducing and on BBC Radio 1 as part of the short list for BBC Introducing Live Lounge.