YUMI ZOUMA ANNOUNCE WILLOWBANK, FIRST SINGLE HERE

YUMI ZOUMA ANNOUNCE WILLOWBANK, FIRST SINGLE HERE

New Zealand pop quartet Yumi Zouma have just announced their new album Willowbank. It comes hot on the heels of debut long player Yoncalla released only in May last year. The first single is the cohesive yet breezy ‘December’ sporting a killer vocal hook, gorgeous harmonies and those ever subtle melodies. The album itself, unlike Yoncalla, was recorded back at home in Christchurch and that settled, homely and natural feel is apparent in spades on this first track. Band member Josh Burgess said this about the album’s gestation and recording;

“It was as though there was a brief pause in all of our lives and we finally felt like a band from New Zealand. We were on home turf and creating from a place that felt fundamentally natural. (It) has a distinct feel from Christmas to the end of January. Things shut down. It has a calming presence, it’s very peaceful.”

Listen to ‘December’ below and pre-order Willowbank here. It’s out through Cascine on October 6.

Tracklist

1. Depths (Pt. I)
2. Persephone
3. December
4. Half Hour
5. Us, Together
6. Gabriel
7. Carnation
8. In Blue
9. Other People
10. A Memory
11. Ostra
12. Depths (Pt. II)

 

 

December

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From the forthcoming album, ‘Willowbank’, Cascine. Out on Oct 6.

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