Zen Mantra is the musical moniker of New Zealander, Sam Perry (Yumi Zouma).
The video for ‘Remember You At All’ has been co-directed by Sam Perry with Ben Dodd, Frances Carter, and Lily McRae. What started out as a bit of fun, drinking red wine and having a competition amongst friends to see who could best interpret Michael Stipe’s dance moves in R.E.M‘s ‘Losing My Religion Video’, soon turned into a fog-fuelled, “low budget spaghetti western horror” video, with nods to Yumi Zouma’s debut LP, ‘Yoncalla’.
Zen Mantra’s self-titled album is out now via Flying Nun Records.
Sounds like: Summer Heart, Day Wave, The Cure, Stalking Gia
It’s almost the weekend, so before things go a little crazy, it’s time to reflect on the week passed by listening to the sweet, melancholic ‘Little Moment’ by Luke Rathborne.
Of the track, Luke explains;
“This song tells the story that relates to the theme of all or nothing because its about getting pushed up against a wall in love and feeling your mind going with it. Everyone has had that experience in love before where they have to surrender to something that might make you feel more than you initially bargained for, thats part of what makes love so rare and unique, and really, what makes it coveted.”
Luke Rathborne recorded his debut album at just 17, and his Dylan-esq musical creations have received praise from the likes of Lauren Laverne