Wednesday, February 18, 2015

“Song for Zoe & Gwen” by Yumi Zouma – A Song Review

     The expression is “Out of sight, out of mind,” but the message applies at least as well to the other senses. Because it was last September that we last heard a new song using a children’s choir for backing vocals, we forgot how much we enjoyed the feature (if you’re interested, our collection of Indie songs using kids’ choirs is available at CLICK HERE).

     The blogosphere has been pushed slightly off its axis by the release of “Song for Zoe & Gwen” by Yumi Zouma. For us, the most attractive feature is the backing vocals. The soft lead vocals and the Dream Pop guitar are important contributors to the quality of the song, but the backing vocals establish “Song for Zoe & Gwen” as being blogworthy. We understand that the voice (voices) is likely that of band member Kim Pflaum, but the childlike nature is endearing (similar to the choir in “Oh Sailor” by Mr. Little Jeans).

     Yumi Zouma is a trio based in New Zealand, but with ties to other continents. The members are Charlie Ryder (Paris), Josh Burgess (New York) and Kim Pflaum (Christchurch, New Zealand). On March 10, Yumi Zouma will drop its second EP, appropriately entitled “EP II.”

      “Song for Zoe & Gwen” by Yumi Zouma

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