The Midweekly – Yves Tumor

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

If this record was the soundtrack to an elaborate, romantic weekend the locations might include a fashion show with hologram models wearing gowns made of vapor. It might also include a dark cocktail bar in a refurbished bomb shelter somewhere in central Europe. And it definitely includes a lavish jacuzzi hotel room on a sunny coast. All of this curated by singer/songwriter/producer Yves Tumor, on their latest release, Heaven To A Tortured Mind. The Miami/Turin based artist collected styles like technicolor wigs for this album, and weaved them together into a wonderfully experimental production of chillwave, psychedelic funk, and soft, sexy rock. Packed with guest talents from singer/songwriters Diana Gordon (Beyonce’s Lemonade) and Julia Cumming (Sunflower Bean), to multi-instrumentalist Sylvain Carton (Japonize Elephants). Yves’ lyrics mostly reflect on the chaotic and passionate side of love for others and oneself, and occasionally stretch into the obscure. Sound isn’t the only realm they excel in. As a visual artist early in their career, YT pushes new boundaries in their videos as well. Check them out when you get a chance. What would heaven be to a tortured mind? Maybe to take a romantic weekend booked by a wildly eccentric artist. 

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