– featured image courtesy of aaron lee –
here at the dimestore, we’re just counting down the hours until yumi zouma releases willowbank, their second full-length album in as many years. the new zealand quartet excels at creating an intimate brand of pop that can switch from microscopic to expansive at a moment’s notice; for a sample, look no further than “half hour.”
the band’s latest single is muted, reflecting the somber subject matter of death and its baggage, but “half hour” opens up into an enveloping entity towards its end, an ensuring, calming embrace. coupled with the black and white self-directed video found below, “half hour” is a welcomed change of pace for the advanced offerings yumi zouma have put forth ahead of their new album.
willowbank is out october 6th via the inimitable cascine. check out the video for “half hour” below.