NEWS: Yaya Bey announces new album 'Remember Your North Star', Out 17 June 2022 on Big Dada

NEWS: Yaya Bey announces new album ‘Remember Your North Star’, Out 17 June 2022 on Big Dada

Yaya Bey continues to be a creative force with her album Remember Your North Star out 17th June 2022 on Big Dada Records. British-based label Big Dada is of course home to some legendary records in the past and its former and current roster has included Roots Manuva, Run the Jewels and Kate Tempest

Her previous EP 2021’s ‘The Things I Can’t Take With Me’ EP was the first release on Big Dada’s relaunch as a label run by Black, POC and minority ethnic people for Black, POC and minority ethnic artists.  

Brooklyn-born Bey is an incredible storyteller and takes her role as a soundboard for black women everywhere very seriously:

 “I saw a tweet that said, ‘Black women have never seen healthy love or have been loved in a healthy way.’ That’s a deep wound for us. Then I started to think about our responses to that as Black women” 

Using that as a starting point for Remember Your North Star, she navigates life’s hardships and joyful moments through music. Bey captures this emotional rollercoaster with a fusion of soul, jazz, reggae, afrobeat and hip-hop that nourishes you. 

So this album is kind of my thesis. Even though we need to be all these different types of women, ultimately we do want love: love of self and love from our community. The album is a reminder of that goal.


Listen to ‘keisha’ here:

In the lead single, ‘keisha’ Bey puts front and centre her demands for better for women: 

Got a pussy so so good, and you still don’t love me/Why you don’t like nice things?

It’s not a plea to the cheating man in the relationship to take her back but the song serves as more of a song of confidence, encouraging women to know their worth. What is so enjoyable and mesmerising about Bey’s music is the rolling, chilled jazz fused R&B beats that are exceptionally produced that keep the song mood and tempo really calm as her lyrics are able to devastate. 


Remember Your North Star available on LP / Cassette / Digital

  1. intro
  2. libation
  3. big daddy ya
  4. keisha
  5. nobody knows
  6. alright
  7. meet me in brooklyn
  8. it was just a dance
  9. pour up (feat. DJ Nativesun)
  10. uh uh nxgga
  11. reprise
  12. rolling stoner
  13. don’t fucking call me
  14. i’m certain she’s there
  15. street fighter blues
  16. mama loves her son
  17. either way
  18. blessings

Tour Dates:

19 Mar Try Hard Coffee, SXSW Austin, Texas

21 April Elsewhere [supporting Mndsgn] New York, USA

23 April Motel Mozaique Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands

24 April DIY Alive Festival London, UK

24 April Village Underground [supporting Lex Amor] London, UK

The “Go-Ya” Tour: a co-headline tour with Goya Gumbani and Yaya Bey:

25 April The Lanes Bristol, UK

26 April Rialto Brighton, UK

27 April Yes [Pink Room] Manchester, UK

28 April Castle and Falcon Birmingham, UK

29 April Headrow House Leeds, UK

30 April Sacre Paris, France


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