May 22, 2019 Yumi Zouma – Bruise

New Zealand dream-pop luminaries Yumi Zouma are back with a gorgeous new one-off single, released independently by the band today. YZ shared this statement about the story and process behind the sheened, balmy banger “Bruise”:

“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.”

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May 17, 2019 watch BEA1991’s “My Own Heaven” art doc

Shot in Miami (sorta). Directed by Jona Honer.

My Own Heaven from Jona Honer on Vimeo.

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