CMU Approved

Approved: Yip Man

By | Published on Thursday 21 July 2016

Yip Man

Yip Man is the solo project of Al Nero, the former frontman of Glasgow band Le Reno Amps and co-founder of the Armellodie Records label. To date, he has released two singles, both of which are a delight. ‘Not That Easy’ came out in April and ‘For Your Own Good’ arrives all fresh and shiny this week, ahead of the release of his debut album, ‘Braw Power’, in April.

Both tracks are laced with a Weezer-esque sense of fun and appreciation of guitar pop. ‘For Your Own Good’ is, in the words of the man himself, “based on a completely unoriginal chord progression”. Upon that base, he lays down guitar riffs and a good amount of horns to amply bulk out the song’s three and a half minutes.

The video for the track lightly mocks various YouTuber tropes, bookended with a tutorial in how to play the song itself. Watch that here:

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