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Beating The Lockdown Blues With ZOMBONIMO

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New South Wales rock outfit Zombonimo are pure hard rockers and proud of it.

While many bands were sitting back waiting for COVID to run its course and put new music on the back burner until such time, Zombomino were plotting and writing, more conflicted with timing their latest single than writing it.

One of the songs they came up with was Camouflage, a song inspired by the recent events that have decimated the global music industry, but not one which preaches the pros and cons of either side.

Rather than wait for greener pastures to unleash the track on the public, Zombonimo hatched a plan to shoot a film clip entirely on Go-Pro devices which they sent to Tommirock Studios to work their magic and the result is nothing short of sensational.

While many bands elect to release lyric videos these days, Zombonimo took another route with Camouflage, combining lyrics and live action shots punctuated by destructive images that perfectly capture the subject matter.

Guitarist/vocalist Kim Abbott joined HEAVY to chat about the new track, starting with why they decided to release the song while still in lockdown.

“A few things there, mate,” he measured. “Number one, we just wanted to keep the ball rolling. It’s been a difficult time for everybody just trying to get together over the last year. We put this together in between lockdowns, isolation and border shuts and to record it we had an engineer by the name of James who brought a mobile recording studio around to our place. It’s been a long process with the video itself. We were in a full-blown lockdown. We already had the song, but it was a case of what do we do? Do we hang onto it? We’ve all got Go-Pro’s, so we shot it together and sent it in. Lyrically there’s a few messages there, but you can write a song or have a message, but your message may not be perceived as what you’ve put in the lyrics. So we’ve got a couple of points that we made, which we like to always have some substance with our songs. It can be your own version of events, so you can take your own view out of it.”

In the full interview, Kim talks about the musical composition of the song, the filming process, why they decided to release it now rather than wait, future new music, upcoming shows and more.

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