YUZIMA has released a powerful new single ‘RESIST’ in response to November’s U.S. election disaster. NYC’s reigning “prince of noize” is biting, knowing and combative on the explosive, guitar-powered single.
With lyrics like “I’ve got a ballot full of dreams and just one fortnight,” and the middle finger artwork, he rabidly sounds off on the complacency and complicity of “ignorant people electing hate into the White House.” And continues, “I want to give people a bolt of rock and roll justice.” He adds, “Musicians have to be on the front lines just like the French Revolution. This guy is using the presidency to self-deal and to attack dissent.” And about the attempt by many to normalize the president-elect, “He will never be my president, I’m #NotMyPresident all day. My people were hung because of that type of hate so we can never give it a chance.” Yuzima comments on threats to the environment and social progress, “We need to hold on to our gains and be on guard against the dark ignorant forces at the gates… We need to resist at every level.” And the next president’s cabinet, “He is already decaying the fabric of our most vital institutions just by his appointees. His feet must be held to the fire every day he’s in office.”
Mixing his tools of uniquely tweaked noise guitars, cathedral reverb, and punk, yet operatic and soulful vocals, YUZIMA chants down would-be-populists who stock their cabinets with billionaires. The song has all of the grandeur of classic U2 but is thoroughly modern, authentic, and boundary pushing as YUZIMA has become well known for.
YUZIMA has been described as if Prince collaborated with Ty Segall, and Bad Brains in a chamber of lo-fi genius. His latest release Living Off The Land has been called a “masterpiece” and a “politically charged soundtrack to surviving [a] new age”. He is currently recording the follow-up EP titled POWER.