Tuesday, 20 November 2018- Yoko-Zuna present the stunning new video for ‘Minority’, taken off their brand new album Voyager. Featuring beautiful vocals from Berlin-based Tongan-Kiwi Noah Slee, 'Minority' challenges us to rethink and reset the way we see and treat those who come from different places to us. The track is one of the more sombre moments on Voyager, and shows Yoko-Zuna complimenting the soulful style of Slee’s vocals with live strings and an understated riff.
The video is another incredibly cinematic entry into the Yoko-Zuna visual canon, created by Yoko-Zuna drummer Swap Gomez, who runs video production company March Man. The video captures some of New Zealand’s most scenic locations, including Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, the Desert Road, Waiuku, and the iconic Horopito Motor Junk Yard. Speaking about the video Gomez says –
“Children are born without the ability to judge, and we thought that using this idea would be a perfect way to tell the story of ‘Minority’. In the video, two kids hold the keys to the future of the planet, and are the guardians of the earth. Humanity is gone, after we, the current generation, have ruined it by judging and hurting each other. The kids have the power to reset the world, and do so with the hope that humanity can re-start and be better.
With his lyrics, Noah is saying something that is really important, not just to him but to us and everyone. We felt like the visuals needed to do justice to the vocals and the message and hopefully we managed to accomplish that.”
Noah Slee says working on ‘Minority’ with Yoko-Zuna was “a real honour.”
“To have been able to sit down with the guys and discuss the themes explored makes the collaboration even more unique. ‘Minority’ is a song for everyone to soak in and reflect on – it is a voice for the voiceless. I am excited for everyone to see the beautiful visuals and will be full circle to maybe perform this one day.”
Voyager is available now digitally and on limited edition Double LP. Featuring appearances from Ladi6, MeloDownz, SWIDT, P-Money & more, Voyager is Yoko-Zuna combining their eclectic sound & influences into an original aural journey.
“With Voyager, Yoko-Zuna have delivered their best album yet,” – Radio 13
“The vivacious album plays out like sixteen chapters in a sci-fi novel,” – Under The Radar
“The most vibrant, creative, innovative and downright awesome album I’ve heard all year. Period,” – Ambient Light
Yoko-Zuna - Voyager Album Release Show
with support from Wax Chattels
Friday 30 November
Raynham Park Studio, 145 K Road, Auckland
Tickets available now from Eventfinda