new Yumi Zouma – Bruise
New Zealand dream-pop heroes Yumi Zouma return with a lovely new one-off single, self-released by the band today. The Yumis had this to say about their silken and kind of steamy new banger "Bruise", which they call a "beacon of optimism" during a tough time for the group (miss you, Sam):
On "EP III", we were literally finishing tracks the day before they had to be turned in and uploaded. This helped us to realise that we could release our next songs in a more direct way, and put "Bruise" out independently. The origins of "Bruise" were steeped in loss, but the track has become a beacon of optimism for us. We started writing the instrumental after our great friend Sam told us he was leaving the band and moving to Serbia. We were all distraught until Josh said, "Cheer me up guys - let's write a song for Nelly Furtado". Nelly never replied but we came up with a smash."