Keep It Close to Me
Yumi Zouma began as a project in 2013 between three friends from Christchurch, New Zealand. Three years later, “Keep It Close To Me” is the latest release off their upcoming album Yoncalla, set to be released on May 27th under Cascine Records. These dreamy, airy vocals, and bouncy melodies are the perfect companion for the onset of summertime. This track makes you want to take a road trip through Vík, Iceland, fall asleep in a tent by a smoldering fire, and wake up to the sweet dew welcoming you to the morning light.
It’s hard to believe that Yoncalla will be the debut full-length album for Yumi Zouma, when, for the past few years, the group has been putting out several mini-EPs with such a strong singular voice. Their tracks such as “Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up,” “Riquelme,” and “The Brae” (2014) have continually set our hearts on fire. While Yumi Zouma seems to be emanating more of those pop-vibes with their latest releases, it’s safe to say that this full-length album is going to give us the butterflies.