Pumarosa have shared their new single, “Dragonfly,” alongside with the details of their debut album. The Witch will be released on May 19 via Harvest Records in North America.
“Dragonfly” is described by the band as a piece of “alien pop simplicity,” matching the London five-piece’s immersive cinematic instrumentation to a haunting vocal from lead singer and visual artist Isabel Muñoz-Newsome. Discussing “Dragonfly,” the band say: “we are so used to protecting ourselves from each other that when the time comes to be open, sometimes we can’t do it. ‘Dragonfly’ is about shedding this armour.”
Pumarosa’s debut album The Witch soundtracks a vivid journey thus far: from the shared warehouse the band formed in, to the derelict Italian cinema in which they honed their sound, and then the South London studio of eccentric producer Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Bat For Lashes, TOY). The album also boasts the previously released fan favorites “Priestess” and “Honey” — of the latter.
As suggested by the album’s introductory tracks, The Witch digs deeper into Pumarosa’s varied but instantly-identifiable sound. United under their “Industrial Spiritual” ethos, few other bands combine art, politics, and progressive thought like this. Yet everything goes hand-in-hand with Pumarosa, and in 2017 they’re taking you with them further still.
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