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Saturday 13 November 2021

Power Of Body Hair Stripped Bare On New Track By Brighton-Based Vocalist & Multi-Instrumentalist Yumi And The Weather

Brighton-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ruby Taylor previews her forthcoming second album with the new single Howl, released under her musical pseudonym Yumi And The Weather.
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Since her introduction to the music scene eight years ago with debut EP All We Can, Yumi has been seen touring with British Sea Power, performing at festivals , as well as releasing her self-titled debut album, and having a track featured on the BBC hit drama series, Normal People. 

Howl an energetic garage rock number exemplifying retro soundscapes with fuzzy guitar and vocal lines. 

Mixed and performed by Taylor, the track couples vibrant instrumentation with mellifluous singing, softening the psychedelic elements. 

Vivid progressions gallop alongside the persistent drum beat, adopting a greatly spirited character which connects with listeners on an intimate level.

Yumi And The Weather - New Way

Ruby said:

"'Howl' is about our natural body hair. Writing this song was an opportunity to reflect on how something so natural can create so many insecurities, while also giving us the power to control it to suit our needs and desires.

"Growing up, I was occasionally teased and made to feel insecure about my body hair – by both men and women. 

"It created this urge to get rid of every hair in sight in order to feel confident, but it now feels like we live in a time where it's accepted however we choose to have it. 

"It's nice, and means it"s not such a big deal to me anymore if I don't get rid of my moustache as soon as it appears. 

"Ultimately, 'Howl' is a celebration of our hair and our care routines."

Yumi And The Weather will release 'Howl' on 19th November 2021.

by: Mike Cobley

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