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Gone: You need to listen to this new Yoko Gold track right now

Toronto, ON – Earlier this month, Toronto artist Yoko Gold released a new Evan Miles produced single titled “Gone” and it’s one of the best tracks I’ve heard this month. “Gone” is a R&B-pop ballad about loss and regret. It serves as a reminder to prioritize love. Keep those who matter to you closest.

In the summer of 2014, Yoko was asked to do a writing gig at a 67-year-old man’s estate. The man was named Doug. Yoko stayed at Doug’s house for a two-week period and got to know Doug quite well. As the two of them conversed, Yoko began to realize that Doug’s life story seemed to parallel Yoko’s own life and he felt as thought he was interacting with his future self.

“Gone speaks to the story of my life. I always wanted to make music that’s relatable to others and that’s what “Gone” is; a twisted romantic,” explains Yoko.

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According to Yoko, a lot of his conversations with Doug revolved around love. “I have always been very empathetic to people and a bit fascinated by that word called love. Doug’s story is like that movie you cant resist shedding a tear to when you’re with your girl… I guess I was just drawn by his truth.”

Yoko hopes that his listeners can draw from his and Doug’s experiences, and remember to prioritize what matters. “Always value the people you hold dear to you in this life. It is foolish to live in the past and egotistical to live in the future,” says Yoko. “Indulge in the present moment. The now is all we have.”


Twitter: @YokoxGold

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Sarah Jay is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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