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Track of the Day: Yumi Zouma – It Feels Good To Be Around You (feat. Air France)

Of all the dreamiest candidates vying to hold office under the ‘dream-pop’ designation in 2014, Yumi…

 

Of all the dreamiest candidates vying to hold office under the ‘dream-pop’ designation in 2014, Yumi Zouma are the most entitled. Paying dues to their memorable predecessors in the title, the New Zealand/Paris/New York friends covered Air France’s ‘It Feels Good To Be Around You.’ 

The cover marks the two-year anniversary of Air France’s sudden, Tumblr-announced breakup with just the right amount of nostalgic yearning. Wavey samples lap at the down-tempo shores that put Yumi Zouma on the map with “The Brae.” Recordings of Air France’s members, Joel Karlsson and Henrik Markstedt, reading out snippets of their breakup letter set the experience apart from a simple ode. As Air France wrote, “Who knows, maybe we’ll see you again in another shape…” If this is it, we’ll take it. 

 

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