At the beginning of the month New Zealand band Yumi Zouma some nice Arctic cool to the summer with their song “December.” The track was the first to be released from their freshly announced album Willowbank. Today they delivered a new blast of cool from the album, sharing “Depths (Pt. 1),” the record’s opening track (via Gorilla vs. Bear).
“Depths (Pt. 1)” holds back on the percussion more than “December,” but still delivers a beat that you’ll want to move to. At just three minutes, it’s the perfect length for a nice introductory track while also fleshing out its musical and lyrical ideas.
Speaking of those lyrical ideas, the band put out a statement explaining the meaning behind the track. Band member Charlie Ryder said:
“‘Depths’ is a song about life, love and temporary loss, and all the little moments in between that drag us to the edge of our existences. The people that take your crazy and run with it, turning life upside down in the process, with no regard for the consequences when they forget about you for the day. In parallel, the song explores the ways that we hopelessly fight against this process, as we try to cling onto reality and our sense of self, when really, we should all be letting go before it’s too late.”
For those wondering, there is a second part of “Depths” that ends Willowbank. We’re excited to see how the two compare when the album comes out on October 6. Until then, give “Depths (Pt. 1)” a listen.