Raven Clemons

Yam Haus Strikes a Chord with Vulnerability and Self-Acceptance in "First To Try"

Music Scene Media
Mar 18, 2024
1 min read

Indie alt-rock trio Yam Haus’s latest single, "First To Try,” explores anxiety and the relentless pursuit of self-acceptance. With raw emotions, the lyrics shed light on inner struggles; to Yam Haus, vulnerability is not a weakness but a source of strength and connection. 

The song opens with the strumming of an electric guitar and the lyrics baring the tumultuous battle within, where past mistakes and regrets collide, “Swimming in distractions again / I never should’ve done what I did / I break your heart every day / Gunshot wounds hit you hit me.”

Reflecting on their latest track, "'First to Try' is about anxiety, self-loathing and believing lies about yourself. Many of these lies are formed when you’re young and carry them into adulthood, affecting the people closest to you. It’s about feeling stuck in cyclical behaviors that cause more pain than necessary,” the band shared.

The chorus captures a sense of yearning and self-awareness that can resonate with anyone who has felt the weight of self-doubt, “Oh I’ve wanted to change / But I stay the same / and it makes me cry, cry / Oh I’m always detached / I smile and laugh breaking down inside.”

The lyrics convey a sense of vulnerability and a longing for genuine connection. “The song is about feeling trapped by your humanity, unworthy of love, and powerless to do anything to fix it. We all feel this to varying degrees throughout our lives,” the trio added.

Yam Haus's ability to blend storytelling with infectious melodies creates a song that will resonate deeply with listeners. Their unique blend of honesty and vulnerability promises an exciting musical journey. Yam Haus isn't just making music; they're crafting experiences that speak to the soul and remind us of the power of embracing our true selves.

"First To Try” is the band's first release of 2024, so the Minneapolis-based trio has more to come. 

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