NEW MUSIC: Yumi Zouma - My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold Your Heart

10 Sep 2020

Yumi Zouma release sparkly new single/video! 

Yesterday New Zealand alt-pop band Yumi Zouma released their latest single and video 'My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold Your Heart', taken from their upcoming album 'Truth or Consequences (Alternate Versions)', out 28th October on Polyvinyl Record Co. The original 'Truth or Consequence' album was released back in March, but the latest iteration of the album will consist of alternate versions to each of the songs. This was the bands response to the lost opportunity to re-contextualise the album infront of a live audience, due to the pandemic. 

Lead singer Christie Simpson shares of the new track, “This version of the song we affectionately shorten to 'Palms' started with just a few chords that I'd tried out underneath the vocal melody – I felt a little stuck with what to do next, but I sent the minimal scraps I had along to Charlie anyway, so he could give it a crack. When it came back the mood was completely transformed – into this sparkly, ABBA-esque dark disco feel that it has now. This video came about much in the same way, starting as an idea from Josh to shoot a live performance against projections of the rest of the band when we couldn't all be together – and transforming into this James-Turrell inspired installation in an infinity-walled space, with programmed lights and a makeup artist and a black suit. Both ended up more slick, more fun, more flashy – and in (what felt like) the blink of an eye. So we hope you enjoy, and dance in your bedroom, and take a little moment of spontaneous silliness in a world that is undoubtedly weighing pretty heavy on us all right now.”

Yumi Zouma will be releasing a single a week on the lead up to the release of the album, out 28th October.


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