YEN

YEN

 Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, DEU
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The music is powerful. The voice is personal. They are YEN and they are yearning to tell you her story. From delicate acoustic sounds a la Katie Melua to rocking tracks reminiscent of Skunk Anansie.

Biography

BIO - DEUTSCH

Im Jahr Eins nach dem prophezeiten Weltuntergang geht es – man reibt sich verwundert die Augen – doch weiter und eine Band hat sich mit einer ganzen Reihe von Vorsätzen und Botschaften für die Neuzeit im Gepäck auf die Reise gemacht, der Sonne entgegen zu ziehen. Getragen von abwechslungsreichen Gitarren, Laune machenden Grooves und der charismatischen Stimme ihrer Sängerin mit asiatischen Wurzeln laden YEN ganz frech die gesamte Menschheit dazu ein, sie auf ihrem Weg "Into the Sun" zu begleiten.

Den musikalischen Soundtrack in Richtung nach „da oben“ liefert das Quartett um Namensgeberin und Frontfrau Yen-Hwei Bella auf dem entsprechend betitelten Album gleich mit und versammelt dort Hymnen zum Aufbrechen, Songs zum Durchhalten und Musik zum Ankommen. Und das nötige Rüstzeug für alles dazwischen.
Als Vorgeschmack auf das am 25.01.2013 erscheinende dritte YEN-Album „Into the Sun“ gibt es ab dem 11.01.2013 die erste Single „Redemption“.
„Es steckt ganz viel von Allem in diesem Song: Befreiung, Revolution, Liebe, Erlösung und die Suche nach einem neuen Bewusstsein für eine bessere Welt. Das sind die Themen, mit denen wir uns unter anderem auch auf dem Album auseinandersetzen", sagt die Band aus dem Großraum Heidelberg selbst. YEN versprechen keinen Weltfrieden, sie lösen auch nicht alle Denkschulen auf, nein, hier tritt einfach nur eine deutsche Band den Beweis an, dass Musik die Menschen verbinden kann, ohne nur auf den kleinsten gemeinsamen Nenner zu setzen.

Ambitionen, die ankommen: Schon kurz vor dem Erscheinen ihres ersten Albums "Deep Inside", lud niemand geringeres als Stefan Raab Yen ein, im Rahmen seiner "SSDSDSS...-Show“ vor einem Millionenpublikum zu performen. Und schon damals bescheinigte er, dass sich hier jemand vorgestellt habe, der sicher sehr gute Chancen hat, weit oben in der Gunst des Publikums zu landen. Noch viel wichtiger ist YEN aber der Zuspruch, den sie in den Jahren seit ihrem Debütalbum von den Menschen erfahren haben: In den Konzertsälen und Clubs, aber auch auf der Straße. Mit einem eigens dafür modifizierten rollenden Sofa präsentieren sie den Menschen in Fußgängerzonen und an Stadtstränden in ganz Deutschland ihre Songs, lediglich von akustischen Instrumenten begleitet. YEN besetzen damit eine Nische, die man so bisher in Deutschland kaum kannte. Rock- und Popmusik auf der Straße! Der Lohn für die vielen Verweise und Bußgelder der Ordnungsämter: Tausende neue Fans und die Inspiration für ihren zweiten Longplayer "Sofa - so good", einem lupenreinen Akustikalbum, in das die Erlebnisse und der Spaß dieser besonderen Zeit eingeflossen sind.

Auf ihrem dritten Album bestechen die vier Musiker mit Klängen, die Bilder malen und mit einem facettenreichen Gesang, der innerhalb eines einzigen Songs gleich eine ganze Palette von Gefühlen erzeugen kann. Mit Texten, die so persönlich sind, dass sich jeder etwas davon nehmen darf, um es wieder zu seinem ganz eigenen „Großen und Ganzen“ zusammen zu setzen. Wer möchte, kann hier Skin von Skunk Anansie raus hören. Oder Björk. Oder eine musikalische Prise Silbermond. Oder man lässt die Schubladen unangetastet und schließt stattdessen die Augen. Was man dann hört und spürt? Diese Band umgibt etwas Besonderes! Unaufdringlich, aber allgegenwärtig. Am Ende des Tages ist es gewiss nur Musik, aber der Schall, den YEN auf die Reise schicken, verklingt nicht mit dem letzten Ton. Mit spannenden Melodien, greifbarer Energie und einem unbändigen Sinn fürs Detail laden YEN dazu ein, für die Länge einer Platte auszusteigen. Auszusteigen aus dem ständigen Rennen und "Geranntwerden". Lieber schicken sie ihre Fans auf eine emotionale Reise durch den ganz normalen Wahnsinn der Welt da draußen und wieder zurück zu sich selbst.
Oder fast schon schubladentauglich:
YEN machen Musik für alle und jeden, aber auf keinen Fall jedoch beliebig...

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BIO - ENGLISH

In year one after the prophesised end of the world people continue on, rubbing their eyes in disbelief whilst a band packs a whole series of proposals and messages for modern times in their luggage to go on a journey turning towards the sun. YEN boldly invite all of humanity to accompany them on their journey "Into the Sun" with varied guitars, mood enhancing grooves and the charismatic voice of their singer who has Asian roots.

The quartet, named after their front woman Yen-Hwei Bella, delivers a musical soundtrack which is a collection of anthems for take-off, songs for perseverance and music you can depend on. And the required munition for everything in between.
Experience a taster from the upcoming third YEN album “Into the Sun” available from 25 January 2013 with their single "Redemption", released on 11 January 2013.
"There is a lot of everything in this song: liberation, revolution, love, salvation and the search for a new consciousness for a better world. These a

Lyrics

Tears in my eyes

Written By: YEN

my little one
what have I done
how could we get so far

don´t you know boy
that you´re the one for me
how could we fight this war

now you are gone
my heart still beats for you (honey)
now you are gone
my heart is broken in two

how can I hide
the tears in my eyes
will heaven finally rain
how can I hide
the tears in my eyes
just rolling over my cheeks – please come back to me

oh boy, how could we
how could we choose this way
I regret the things I´ve said
I hope you don´t see
how I´m crying
still got nothing to say

now you are gone
my heart still beats for you (honey)
now that you are gone
my heart is broken into

how can I hide
the tears in my eyes
will heaven finally rain (oh no)
how can I hide
the tears in my eyes
just rolling over my cheeks – please come back to me

You´re driving me insane
I´m drowning in the rain
this song´s the only way
to show you that I´m loving you

Our love is the essence
it´s keeping me alive
when I´m with you
I know where I belong

how can I hide
the tears in my eyes
will heaven finally rain
how can I hide
the tears in my eyes
just rolling over my cheeks

how can I hide
the tears in my eyes
will heaven finally rain
how can I hide
the tears in my eyes
just rolling over my cheeks
please come back to me

Got no love

Written By: YEN

I remember you so well
oh yea, I do , my dear
night was fading into dawn
you crawled away from here

I can´t deny what I´m feeling inside
I can´t deny what I´m missing in your eyes

you bring me down
you squeeze me out
you make me sick
because you just won´t change your mind
livin´ a lie pretending ev'rything is fine
you make me sick
because you got no love for me

we wrote letters full of love
and full of hate
passionate and lame
and much too late

I can´t deny what I´m feeling inside
I can´t deny what I´m missing in your eyes


you bring me down
you squeeze me out
you make me sick
because you just wan´t change your mind
livin´ a lie pretending ev'rything is fine
you make me sick
because you got no love for me

I don´t want you anymore
you disappointed me
this affair was less than wrong
noone belonged to it

I can´t deny I´m moving on
but I can´t deny I never wanted you at all

you bring me down
you squeeze me out
you make me sick
because you just won´t change your mind
livin´ a lie pretending ev'rything is fine
you make me sick
because you got no love for me

you bring me down
you squeeze me out
you make me sick
because you just won´t change your mind

you bring me down
you squeeze me out
you make me sick
because you just won´t change your mind
livin´ a lie pretending ev'rything is fine
you make me sick
because you got no love for me

you got
(no love)
you got
(no love)
you got
(no love)
you got
(no love)
you got
(no love)
you got
(no love)
you got no love

Real World

Written By: YEN

should want to go back
into the real world
but I am trapped here inside
should want to go back
just to see your face
but I cannot touch you

where is the real world
that I can't see?
my eyes look inside
but find no air to breathe
here is the real world
for me.
I cannot stop lookin'
inside of me

I've gotta move on
with no regrets
but somethin' is holdin' me here
I've gotta move on
gotta touch your face
should reach out to, hold you, hold you

where is the real world
that I can't see?
my eyes look inside
but find no air to breathe
here is the real world
for me.
I cannot stop lookin'
inside of me

if you could see my soul
then you would see the hole
pain's what you see
but that's not my reality - no

if you could see my soul
then you would see the hole
you'd see the pain
inside

where is the real world
that I can't see?
my eyes look inside
but find no air to breathe
here is the real world
for me.
I cannot stop lookin'
inside of me

where is the real world
that I can't see?
my eyes look inside
but find no air to breathe
here is the real world
for me.
I cannot stop lookin'
inside of me

Love keeps me alive

Written By: YEN

ev´rytime you´re touching me
you touch my soul
ev´rytime you´re kissin´ me
I loose control
ev´rytime you look at me
I´m going wild inside
day and night I feel so blessed
´cause I know
you´re gonna say “Yes” forever

your love keeps me alive
makes me strong – nothing´s wrong
your love keeps me alive
soothing me ´cause it has to be
I gotta say it´s true
I´m so in love with you

everyday´s a sunny day
I´m thinking of you
everynight I sit and pray
scared of loosing you
every sigh of mine is yours
and every sigh of yours is mine
day and night I feel so blessed
´cause I know
you´re gonna say “Yes” forever

your love keeps me alive
makes me strong – nothing´s wrong
your love keeps me alive
soothing me ´cause it has to be
I gotta say it´s true
I´m so in love with you

The one I need

Written By: YEN

can you see the joy inside of me?
do you understand?
that I feel so sad and ugly
but now I found my wonderland

it´s amazing
love is going on
and suddenly

I can feel it in my heart
I can breathe it in the air
you´re the one I need

can you see the pain inside of me?
shouting through my eyes
but now I know what true love really means
the air is full of butterflies

it´s amazing
love is going on
and suddenly

I can feel it in my heart
I can breathe it in the air
you´re the one I need

(the one I need)
you´re the one, the one that I need yeah
(the one I need)
don't you know, don't you know, don't you - don't you know
(the one I need)
you´re the one, the one that I need

it´s amazing
love is going on
and suddenly

I can feel it in my heart
I can breathe it in the air
you´re the one I need

it´s amazing
love is going on
and suddenly

I can feel it in my heart
I can breathe it in the air
you´re the one I need

it's amazin'
love is goin' on - oooooh...

Stronger

Written By: YEN

when black clouds are over me
when it´s difficult to see
when it´s hard to say a prayer
when love is anywhere

when it´s hard to see
when it´s hard to be free
I just close my eyes
to stay care free

the power is mine and the light
is shining divine deep inside
the power is mine and it feels
as if god was inside
come on now, make me stronger

everyday is hurting me
and I´m feeling so unfree, unfree
everyday is hurting me
I just want to let it be

when it´s hard to see
when it´s hard to be me
I just close my eyes
to stay care free

the power is mine and the light
is shining divine deep inside

the power is mine and it feels
as if god was inside
come on now, make me stronger

Separate entity

Written By: YEN

leave me alone
don´t wanna belong
to people abusing me and my soul
wanna be free climbin´up trees
sing all day on my own

I´m not near and I´m
not away seems there´s
nothing here to stay for

I don´t belong to anyone
deep underneath, deep under my skin
if you show me what´s wrong
I will be strong
but realize I want to
be a separate entity

I am what I am
never stayin´ the same
person you´d like me to be
just leave me alone
you ugly, bad world
and I´ll show you something
hope you´ll be watching me

I´m not near and I´m not away
seems there´s nothing here to stay for

I don´t belong to anyone
deep underneath, deep under my skin
if you tell me what´s wrong
I will be strong
but realize I want to
be a separate entity

I´m not near and I´m not away
seems there´s nothing here to stay for

I don´t belong to anyone
deep underneath, deep under my skin
if you tell me what´s wrong
I will be strong
but realize I want to be a separate entity

I don´t belong to anyone
deep underneath, deep under my skin
if you tell me what´s wrong
I will be strong
but realize I want to be a separate entity

The world is going wrong

Written By: YEN

alarming - how the world is crying
crazy – how people are dying
so lovely – when another child is born
I wonder why any child is killed by bombs

all the future´s gone astray
look at the skeletons
and the war that´s going on
doesn´t anybody see
the world´s going wrong
doesn´t anybody see
there's somethin' wrong
does everybody want to bleed?

helpless – when the world is lying
so painful how these eyes are crying
so lovely – when another child is born
I wonder why any child is killed by it´s mom

all the future´s gone astray
look at the skeletons
and the war that´s going on
doesn´t anybody see
the world´s going wrong
doesn´t anybody see
there´s something wrong
does everybody want to bleed?

(alarming)
all the future´s gone astray
(all the world is crying - crazy)
the war is going on
(the people are dying - so lovely)
the world is going wrong
(when another child is born - I wonder why)
the world is going wrong
all the future´s gone astray

Beseeching You

Written By: YEN

why should we love
if love will die
anyway it´s all unreal
why do we live
f we refuse before we start
we fall apart

beseeching you
can you tell me why?
beseeching you
can you tell me why?


why should we feel
if there´s so much pain
anyway – it´s all unreal!
why should we pray?
when noone´s there
to hear us pray

beseeching you
can you tell me why?
beseeching you
can you tell me why?



the first night
in a new life
feel so out of place
in ev´ry new space
the darkness, a black carpet
smothering my body
smothering my soul

beseeching you
can you tell me why?
beseeching you
can you tell me why?



the first night
in a new life
feel so out of place
in ev´ry new space

the darkness, a balck carpet
smothering my body
smothering my soul

Discography

Separate Entity (Maxi Single CD enhanced)
Release: 23-11-2007

Deep Inside (Album CD)
Release: 25-01-2008

Deep Space Night (Maxi-Single CD)
Release: 30-10-2008

Sofa-so good (Unplugged Album CD)
Release: 28-08-2009

Redemption (Maxi Single CD)
Release: 11-01-2013

Into the Sun (Album CD)
Release: 25-01-2013

Set List

ausschließlich eigene Songs!

keine Coversongs

Programmlänge nach Wunsch, 90min. Standard

very special: YEN unplugged, für kleine Locations, Stadtstrände und chillige Umgebung