Witness Love In A Nixonian Dystopia In Yumi Zouma’s “In The Eyes Of Our Love” 

From their upcoming album ‘Present Tense’

Photo credit: Aaron Lee & Alex Evans / L to R: Olivia Campion, Christie Simpson,
Charlie Ryder, and Josh Burgess 

Yumi Zouma takes us on a mind-boggling love story in their new music video “In The Eyes Of Our Love,” directed by Alex Ross Perry (Soccer Mommy, Vivian Girls, Sleigh Bells). And while the video was influenced by Fast & The Furious, it took a dystopic direction showcasing romance in a Nixonian world. The track is from their upcoming album Present Tense, which will be out on March 18th via Polyvinyl.

“Recorded at 204bpm, ‘In The Eyes Of Our Love’ is a rip-roaring belter of a track and the fastest song we’ve ever written,” said Yumi Zouma’s Charlie Ryder. “What started out as an homage to Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift ended up as a love song set against a backdrop of torture and insurrection stoked by the Nixon administration, so if you like  songs with two bridges and strong socialist leanings, then ‘In The Eyes Of Our Love’ could be the track for you!”

“Agreeing to make three interconnected videos was something I should have thought about for longer than 15 seconds before agreeing to it,” continued Perry. “The anxiety of  conceptualizing a small story, that can be told without dialogue, and set to music,  gripped me from the moment my video call with the band ended. Their thoughts were excellent, specific, and unachievable with the time and resources I would be able to pull together. But I began to feel inspired by the concept of taking these vast ideas and situating them within a single location, transforming the aesthetic, visuals and mood  to match the three different songs. My only chance for success was to rely heavily on a great cast and crew to create these spaces and film them in a way that felt  consistently alive and unique. Fortunately for me, they all over delivered.”

Yumi Zouma will kick off their European tour soon. 

2022 Live Dates

17th Mar – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

18th Mar – Lafayette, London

19th Mar – YES, Manchester

21st Mar – Whelan’s, Dublin

22nd Mar – King Tut’s, Glasgow

24th Mar – Le Hasard Ludique, Paris

25th Mar – Botanique, Brussels

27th Mar – Melkweg, Amsterdam

28th Mar – Turmzimmer, Hamburg

29th Mar – Ideal Bar Vega, Copenhagen

31st Mar – Obaren, Stockholm

1st Apr – Krxsset, Oslo

3rd Apr – Burg Schnabel, Berlin

4th Apr – Praga Centrum, Warsaw