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Yumi Zouma Announces Alternate Version of Last Album; Share Rework of “Lie Like You Want Me Back”

Truth or Consequences (Alternate Versions) Due Out October 28 via Polyvinyl

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New Zealand alt-pop group Yumi Zouma released their new album Truth or Consequences back in March. Now, they’ve announced a record of alternate versions—with a new song coming every week— coming out October 28 via Polyvinyl Record Co. Listen to the redone version of “Lie Like You Want Me Back” down below.

Unlike the OG album’s synthy dance track the group opted for a more stripped-down version with just an acoustic guitar and piano on “Lie Like You Want Me Back.” Well, they don’t fully get rid of the bells and whistles. As the song transitions to the two-minute mark the synth returns and then fades out as birds start to chirp and a spoken word portion closes out the song.

In a press statement, the band say they embarked on a new version of Truth or Consequences because they haven’t been able re-contextualize the songs in a live setting due to the pandemic: “We’d missed out on such a crucial part of the process—with no concrete idea of when we might next get the chance. It felt too soon to move on—we felt the pull to work on new music, but still felt a strong attachment, an unresolved connection to this new record that we’d laboured over and had waited so long to release. These 10 new arrangements reflect our feelings of optimism, helplessness, and a desire to keep exploring.”

Recently the group shared a video for “Sage,” along with Truth or Consequences’ lead single, “Cool For a Second,” via a video for the track (which was one of our Songs of the Week). The album also includes “Right Track / Wrong Man,” a song the band shared back in December. Then they shared another song from the album, “Southwark,” via a self-directed video for the track (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared a video for “Lonely After.”

The band released a new EP, EP III, in September 2018 via Cascine. EP III was the follow-up to Yumi Zouma’s sophomore album, Willowbank, which was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017. In May 2019 they shared another brand new song, “Bruise,” that was a standalone single and was one of our Songs of the Week.

Read our COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check-In interview with the band’s Charlie Ryder.

In March we posted our My Firsts interview with the band and you can read that here.

Read our 2017 interview with Yumi Zouma on Willowbank.

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