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Yano’s journey into music began with recording music using his cellphone in 2016. Having played piano and guitar as a child, it wasn’t until Yano moved from Vancouver to Toronto in 2016 that he began putting his songs online, catching the eyes of Toronto’s thriving local music scene. Spending the next couple of years obsessively songwriting and practicing vocals, and learning technical skills, he collaborated with Toronto duo MONEYPHONE on the 2018 song "On Lock" which became an underground success. Shortly after, Yano released his first solo single "Rolex, the Ocean" with producer Joseph L'etranger.
Once he began writing his full EP, he was introduced to frequent collaborators BADBADNOTGOOD, who are featured on the EP’s title track, "nervous." Following the nervous EP, Yano and BADBADNOTGOOD released a highly praised cover of the Majestic’s "Key to Love (Is Understanding)" along with another well received collaborative track with BADBADNOTGOOD titled "Goodbye Blue." In July of 2020 Yano released his debut LP titled souvenir which features production from Monsune, Jacques Greene, frequent collaborators BADBADNOTGOOD, and lastly his father, Tatsuya Muraoka.