“Yuka-Peno” Is Podge’s Debut Single & A Word He Made Up

Meet the UK wordsmith/songsmith

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Liverpool-based artist expands our daily language while suspending us in psychedelic popsphere with his debut single “Yuka-Peno” – a word and song that he literally made up. Podge doesn’t define the word in his track, but lets his listeners interpret it by pushing the corners of our linguistic imagination with ruminative lyrics such as “Feeling, like I’ve stopped today / Fresh breath like mint, / You couldn’t smile again.” We won’t try to stick a meaning to this since Podge wants this to be super open, but it’s safe to say that it lyrically navigates from dreamy state to daily trivialities, making it a multidimensional odyssey:

“I wrote and recorded this track in my uni dorm room back in 2018 and then went and refined it up at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool about a year later. Yuka-Peno is just a little word I made up so you can decide what the song means on your own.”

Adam Charo is the mastermind behind Podge who has been making music since he was 16 and draws a lot of his influence from Japanese pop culture. You can catch Podge live this summer:

7/3 – Phase One (Liverpool, UK)

8/23 – Future Yard Festival (Birkenhead, UK)