Sri Lanka’s viral sensation Yohani releases her single “Moving On.” Poised as one of the biggest rising artists out of Sri Lanka, Yohani has recently enjoyed huge success in India with her cover of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ (translated to ‘In My Heart’). Recorded in her native tongue, ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ is the first Sinhalese hit song in India, peaking at #1 on the India Top 50 Spotify Chart, surpassing 170 million YouTube views and 18 million streams. A genre-breaking force of nature who intermingles pop, R&B, hip-hop, and alternative with a fiery yet focused fluidity, “Moving On” twists and turns through guitar-laced beats and fluttering pop melodies into a rap bridge. Seamlessly switching between English and Sinhalese, the track reflects every side of Yohani’s sizzling signature style and illuminates her predisposition for sonic alchemy and unpredictable energy. “It’s not a sad song for me,” says Yohani of the track. “It’s about moving on from anything in life, but with confidence. You’re pushing through and embracing your power. It’s punchy, and you can dance to it, but it’s got a Sri Lankan vibe on the bridge.”
“Moving On” is accompanied by a stunning music video. Joined by some friends in various locations, Yohani can be seen navigating life post break-up with positivity and resilience in this uplifting visual, destined to have you dancing along to in no time. Written and directed by Dilanjan Seneviratne, the music video is a collaborative effort between local record label Pettah Effect and production partner Theewra. Watch the video HERE.
Out now via Red Bull Records, the single is the latest in a series of releases from global artists through the label this year. “I am very excited to be taking Sri Lankan music to the world. I am positive this partnership with Red Bull will ‘give wiiings’ to my music.” comments Yohani.