“Yes Chef! is the newest project of Charlotte-based emo-indie powerhouse Leith K. Ali (It Looks Sad, Ol’ Sport) and their debut EP, Drive Safe, serves as an incredible introduction.
Drive Safe is filled with anthems of ambition and defeat, of perseverance and its payoff. The 20 minutes that make up the record are an exploration of emotional turmoil lined with triumphant blends of brass and woodwinds. The lyrics are stark and matter-of-factly sit atop contrasting textures. Many of Ali’s vocal lines are paired with harmonies from KC Marie Roberge, giving the vocal melodies more of a voluminous element that pairs well with the robust arrangements.” – Grant Golden, CLTure