“Mona Lisa” By Yumi Zouma

"Mona Lisa" by New Zealand band Yumi Zouma is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
Yumi Zouma photo by Ishaq Fahim

Yumi Zouma have released “Mona Lisa.” The song, mixed by Kenny Gilmore (Weyes Blood, Julia Holter) is available on all DSPs and is. Yumi Zouma will embark on a 21-date U.S. tour starting April 7 in Atlanta, GA, and ending May 6 in San Diego, CA. Notable stops include the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York and the Roxy in Los Angeles. Tour dates are listed below.

“’Mona Lisa’ came to us gradually over a long period of time – so its story has changed and shifted, developing new relevance with each new phase of our lives,” says singer/keyboardist Christie Simpson. “It’s a song that ruminates on conflicting, shifting uncertainty – of wanting someone that maybe you can’t have – of uncertain boundaries, of confusing interactions, misunderstanding, yearning. Trying to forget an obsession – or shifting between losing all hope and giving in to the obsession – lured back by the excitement and promise – the moments of feeling so alive. The terror and joy of a big crush.

Yumi Zouma
Live Dates

EUROPE
03/17 – Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower Lounge
03/18 – London, UK @ Lafayette
03/19 – Manchester, UK @ Yes
03/21 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s
03/22 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s
03/24 – Paris, France @ Le Hasard Ludique
03/25 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
03/27 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
03/28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Turmzimmer
03/29 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar Vega
03/31 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
04/01 – Oslo, Norway @ Krxsset
04/03 – Berlin, Germany @ Burg Schnabel
04/04 – Warsaw, Poland @ Praga Centrum

U.S.
04/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
04/08 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
04/09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
04/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/14 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
04/15 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
04/16 – Montréal, QC @ Petit Campus
04/17 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
04/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/21 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
04/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04/23 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
04/25 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
04/28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret
04/29 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
04/30 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
05/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
05/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
05/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

Originally created as a long-distance project between friends online, Yumi Zouma is a collaboration drawn from around the world, with members based in New York City, London, and their home of New Zealand.