[Cover photo credit to Aaron Lee & Alex Evans]

New Zealand Indie Alt-Pop four-piece Yumi Zouma, have shared their latest music video for the track If I Had The Heart For Chasing,” which appears on their new album Present Tense, out now via Polyvinyl Record Co. and [PIAS] Australia in multiple formats, including vinyl.

The video is a love letter to life on the road, and the bond that exists between the members of the band. In particular, this video is scrapbook of memories, chronicling the past year of Present Tense-era adventures from the band.

Speaking of the new video, Yumi Zouma shares that it was…

Cut from a mixture of footage from our March European Tour shot by Josh and 35mm pics shot by everyone! It was the first time we had been together since 2020 and it really rocked. Enjoy and thank you if you were at one of the shows and if not we will see you at one of the next ones <3.

The self-produced video for “If I Had The Heart For Chasing” follows a video trilogy directed by Alex Ross Perry (Her SmellListen Up Philip), which is a three-part narrative set to the tracks “In The Eyes Of Our Love,” “Where The Light Used To Lay,” and “Astral Projection.”

The band will be returning to the road this week, starting with this year’s Snow Machine festival, followed by dates across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea. 

Originally formed in New Zealand, the members of Yumi Zouma defy the odds of distance, having lived in different corners of the globe, all while writing songs that focus on “the human condition and triumphs of the heart”. On Present Tense, the band’s new material finds them “sticking to their convictions (whether in the face of climate change or a failing relationship) and learning to live in the ambiguity of uncertain times with love and a hint of escapism”.

Yumi Zouma on Tour

09/10 – Queenstown, New Zealand @ Snow Machine 2022

09/16 – Sydney, AUS @ Oxford Art Factory

09/17 – Melbourne, AUS @ Night Cat

09/22 – Christchurch, NZ @ 12 Bar

09/23 – Wellington, NZ @ San Fran

09/24 – Auckland, NZ @ Tuning Fork 

09/26 – Tokyo, Japan @ Liquid Room

09/28 – Seoul, South Korea @ Rolling Hall