With her haunting vocals and deeply personal lyrics, YME delivers a powerful message of resilience and strength in the face of adversity.” - Paul Vine

Plastic Magazine



YME, also known as Ymkje de Bijl, is an artist based in Venlo, The Netherlands. Her music straddles the line between a wide range of styles. Her music combines the edge of electro with the melody of alternative pop, finding the perfect balance between these different styles and making for a truly unique formula. Although she was diagnosed with autism from a very early age, she has always been passionate about music, as she grew up in a musical family with parents who were artists! Her mom was actually in a successful group named Ottawan, which recorded various hits in the 1980s. To this day, the band has over one million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, and it also features production work from Daniel Banghalter, whose son is Thomas Banghalter from Daft Punk!


Long story short, YME’s musical background is undeniably awesome, and becoming an artist was a natural step forward for her. Her music is immersive and endearing from the moment you hit the play button. The sound of her songs offers a very engaging listening experience, which immediately makes for a unique mood setter. Her music is brimming with fun, catchy, yet personal melodies that instantly create a deeper connection with the audience. All of her tracks are very hooky, due to their strong melodies and incredibly catchy vocal lines.The artist’s distinctive style of melodic, upbeat, and cleverly written electro-pop has quickly contributed to growing her fanbase, placing her as one of the hottest new artists on the European scene today.


The audience will be transported right away, showcasing the artist’s ability to create ambiance, a true world in sound. While the songs have a very organic, cinematic power to it, it also feels like a stunning opportunity for the audience to really get to discover more about what drives YME’s creativity. Her current discography is a perfect way in: an entry point into the imaginative and vibrant vision of an artist that’s far from the average player in the electro-pop music scene today. In addition to the performance and sound design, her music is also excellent in terms of production. The sound of YME’s productions is pristine and world-class, exactly what people might expect from a world-class act that wants to find an audience on a truly global stage.


YME is definitely recommended to fans of Billie Eilish, Dead Rituals, DeathByRomy and GAYLE, only to mention but a few. Much like the above mentioned artists, YME is all about making music that feels incredibly personal and direct. She is all about increasing her vision and sharing her personality with the audience. Some artists are natural-born entertainer, but YME is so much more than that: she wants to create a true community with her music, reaching out to people of all walks of life with a sound that is always engaging, inspiring, and easy to relate to. YME writes all the lyrics by herself, and produces music with Marco Roosink. She doesn’t just use music for entertainment, but also as a powerful way to express herself. In particular, she writes music that deals with her experiences through life, such as living with autism and even experiences such as being bullied when she was in school. She hopes that by sharing these experiences and feelings through music, she can actually connect with people and reach out with others who might be experiencing similar situations: they’re not alone!

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