Yumi Zouma are gearing up for the release of their new album ‘Willowbank and to celebrate the occasion, the band have released the fourth and final single, ‘Half Hour’.
Having already given fans a taste of the album with the three preceding releases ‘Depth (Pt. 1)’, ‘Persephone’ and ‘December’, the New Zealand-based band showcased their experimental pop melodies.
Speaking on the creation of the single, Yumi Zouma member Josh Burgess noted how the single has something to o with “the first time I experienced death in any significant way was when I was 7.”
Josh goes into details about his Granddad’s death:
“My granddad died, and I still remember this feeling knowing that no he was no longer on the planet, and no matter how hard I searched, he could not be found – he ceased to exist.”
While also noting how he “needed someone to help him as he navigated his way into death,” and commenting on the lyrics: “”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.”
Willowbank is out October 6, on Cascine and available for preorder now.