The Yugos are a 4-piece indie outfit hell-bent on getting people to dance. Equal parts Jordin Goff (drums, vocals), Christian Gough (vocals, guitar, bass), Jackson Deal (guitar, bass), and Jeremy Graham (guitar, bass), the group won the Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Indie Artist of 2015.
“Ingenue” is an oddly titled track, but the band has a few words on the matter:
“Christian [Gough] came up with the name of this song during a high school drama class, when he wrote it, making it the first song that was written on the album. An “ingenue” is an archetype character who is generally an innocent women. This song is about being in love. The world could end tomorrow — you might as well tell people how you feel about them while you still can.”
“Ingenue” and The Yugos as a whole are dream pop, shoegaze, indie dance artists in the foremost meaning of the word. The lightheartedness (or not) of the subject of love is often treated with a gentleness and swift emotion, which is delicately worked around in “Ingenue”.
Drowning out much of the vocals, but leaving enough to occupy your mind, The Yugos have a formula that is beautiful and mystifying. It is no wonder that the group has grabbed such high honors in the indie scene.