Since their genesis, Yumi Zouma's output for Cascine has been nothing short of prolific. In 2014, Yumi Zouma released their debut EP, and quickly followed it up in 2015 with EP II. After releasing two more albums in successive years – 2016's Yoncalla and 2017's Willowbank — the band bookended their series of short-form 10" releases with 2018's EP III. Long out-of-print, Cascine has now re-pressed each of the EPs on their original 10" format with new vinyl color editions.
To commemorate the re-pressing, Yumi Zouma are sharing "In Camera (Unplugged)," an alternate rework of their 2018 single recoded this winter. "'In Camera' was originally destined for the scrap heap" says Charlie about the original single. In 2018, as the band was pulling together the tracklist for EP III, Christie saved the demo from the cutting room floor and prompted the band to bring it back to life. The track would go on to be their most successful single across platforms and a clear fan favourite.
Re-recorded in 2020, the new stripped-back version of "In Camera" foregrounds its winsome melody with softer, organic instrumentation — piano, acoustic guitar — and culminates with a choir of voices joining on the chorus. "We wanted to record something reminiscent of The Killers' piano-driven live sessions at Abbey Road, and bring to life the power-ballad that was secretly hiding underneath the surface," Charlie said.
The new track and re-press news come on the heels two new releases from Yumi Zouma in 2020 — Truth or Consequences, and an album of alternate versions — released by our friends at Polyvinyl.