Intricate Folk is a band based out of Southern California. The group’s name is centered on the brand “Only IF” which translates, “Only Intricate Folk”. The word “Folk” was chosen to describe the man or woman thought to be common or simplistic, however very gifted in areas unrecognizable to the majority.
The main members of Intricate Folk are Louisiana natives who now live on the west coast (Los Angeles County and Las Vegas). D. Jude is the group’s founder/producer and Yahz Chyld is the group’s main vocalist.
Their debut single, “Pride”, is a Funk/Pop/R&B mashup performed by Yahz Chyld and written and produced by D. Jude. This is my jam of the week! I can’t help but to bob my head and dance in place. I feel like this is a good rendition of classic funk music introduced back in the day and made into modern pop culture here.
The sort of thing you would have expected Prince to do – funk with an edgy modern twist. In fact Yahz Chyld, who has a great soulful voice, does some incredible Prince-type scats, growls and snarls, to give the recording a raw authentic feel.
This will make you feel upbeat and groovy no matter what your day is like. This is a great song for a power outage, personal or electric, thanks to a perfect mix of old-school funk and new school electronics by D. Jude.
You have to take an element from the past and then bring something fresh and new to it, if you want this music to impress young urban music lovers today. D. Jude used this winning formula with so many diverse nostalgic influences, that the end result is strikingly exciting.
Intricate Folk chased the perfect funky sound on “Pride”, and has succeeded. “The song is about Pride in relationships. It is meant to discuss how Pride keeps us from working out our problems and facing truth with our loved ones,” said D. Jude.
What’s more, it will make nearly every listener stampede furiously to the closest dance floor the second it hits the speakers, revealing that Intricate Folk has the chops to craft a song that’s more than infectious: It’s instinctual!
MORE ABOUT: The main members of Intricate Folk are Louisiana natives who now live on the west coast (Los Angeles County and Las Vegas). D. Jude is the group’s founder/producer and Yahz Chyld is the group’s main vocalist. D. Jude was quoted in saying that his chemistry with Yahz in the studio is “uncanny”.
He mentioned that he could write a song that Yahz had never heard in his life and Yahz would learn it and record it near perfectly in a couple of hours. It was then he proposed a group idea with Yahz instead of just having a producer/singer relationship.