Yuzima asks, “Why God?”, on new single Atheist.
On this single Yuzima voyages into the American obsession with religion and belief systems.
Although Yuzima went to Sunday mass growing up with his grandmother in the Bronx – today he describes himself as a quasi-atheist-agnostic. The Dylan-esque poetry of the song bounces in and out of orthodox and contrary belief systems taking on the sensibilities of everything from Buddhism to Christianity and wearing them like a second skin. Yuzima is also respectfully asking why certain artists, particularly of colour, feel the need to include God in their work to be relevant? The lyrics inspired by the likes of Patti Smith, Kanye West and Bob Dylan switch between the voice of believer and non-believer – ‘I believe, I don’t believe’, leading to an estatic wail at the bridge of the song. Twisting lyrics go from the spiritual to the sexual – even positioning the act of ejaculation as a godly act.
Media stamped “prince of noise” – Yuzima continues refining his living room garage sound while flirting with an effect pedal fuzz packed into a clean punk rhythm assault that pushes the plot forward with a tinge of Bob Dylan influenced folk. The full release will be out later this year.
“in power we are free
in free there is content<
when you take my freedom you’re the god you’re the mensch
you’re an atheist
you are what you receive
the power of the world you’re an atheist”