Previous Record of The Month, Truth or Consequences is Yumi Zouma’s third album and first for NZ label Polyvinyl. It was produced by the band and mixed by engineer Jake Aron (Solange, Grizzly Bear, Snail Mail).
Christie Simpson’s voice gives weight to whispers of impressionistic poetry, shielding hard truths with soft tones, while Josh Burgess’ vocals reveal a rarified dimension of raw and lucid romanticism, with lead single 'Right Track / Wrong Man', in particular, exhibiting a Balearic tempo and bass-heavy energy that belies its underlying tension.
The first Yumi Zouma album to feature live drums, Truth or Consequences radiates a brazen spirit of perseverance.“I love the duality in a lot of disco songs, where they’re incredibly upbeat, but there’s real frustration in the lyrics – sort of like, ‘Nothing’s going the way I want, but I’ve got to deal with it any way I can,’” Simpson says.
A1. Lonely After
A2. Right Track / Wrong Man
A5. Mirror To The Fire
B1. Cool For A Second
B2. Truer Than Ever
B3. My Palms Are Your Reference
B4. To Hold To Your Heart
B5. Magazine Bay
B6. Lie Like You Want Me Back