The music has been coming thick and fast from Yumi Zouma since the announcement of their new album Willowbank. Thus far they’ve shared three tracks from it, ‘December‘, ‘Depths Pt. 1‘ and ‘Persephone‘ and today comes the ruminative fourth, ‘Half Hour’ a tale focusing on loneliness and mortality. Josh Burgess describes it thus;

“The first time I experienced death in any significant way was when I was 7. My granddad died, and I still remember this feeling knowing that now he was no longer on the planet, and no matter how hard I searched, he could not be found – he ceased to exist. I worried that he needed someone to help him as he navigated his way into death. The line ‘I think I’ll need you when I die, when I’ve got no one on my side’ is one that I wrote a while ago, which for me, captures my biggest fear about dying. An intensely visceral experience with no assistance.”

Watch the band’s self directed video below and pre-order Willowbank here. It’s out via Cascine on October 6.


Half Hour

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

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