“My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold Your Heart” Yumi Zouma

"My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold Your Heart" by Yumi Zouma is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is now out via Polyvinyl
"My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold Your Heart" by Yumi Zouma

Yumi Zouma have shared their new single “My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold Your Heart” the track is off the trans-global band’s recently announced full-length Truth or Consequences (Alternate Versions) album, due out October 28 via Polyvinyl Record Co. The band will be releasing a new track released every week leading up to the project’s release.

From Yumi Zouma’s Christie Simpsons:

“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.”

The theme of isolated togetherness and distant creativity has been a throughline for the band throughout their career. Originally formed in New Zealand, the members of Yumi Zouma now come together from around the globe: New York City (Josh Burgess – guitar, vocals), London (Charlie Ryder – guitar, bass, keys), London (Christie Simpson – vocals, keys) and Wellington, New Zealand (Olivia Campion – drums).


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