Mumbo are the kind of band that resonate in different frequencies. Having an interesting and unique origin story, this is a band where solo artists have come together with an incredible passion. Doug MacGowan and Emma Semple made this band with the intention of interweaving genres they love. Drummer Antonio Dale joined them soon, to complete Mumbo’s incredulous sound. This is their latest single, Red Balloons.
Their sound is defined by the guitar in this track. It is a delicate garland of notes, all woven together by MacGowan. It sets the tone, rhythm and texture for the track. Emma Semple brings in the vocals after the intro bracket, a prog rock energy billowing in the furnace of the melody. The ringing instrumentals are subjected to effects in Emma’s voice, which is an essential to Mumbo. Though some parts don’t seem like they fit together, the slower tempo is harder to keep track of. Production ensures the harmonies are focused on after a certain point, especially the chorus, creating a psychedelic aura to delve into. The tones are something to be infatuated with, the crisp notes being heard in its entirety.
You might have heard their classy singles like Rollin’ Over and Don’t Even Mind the Rain, among others. This track would be great in the series New Amsterdam, a show with emotions and wonderful transitions. Mumbo tries to blur the lines, so you can just enjoy the music, minus the judgement. Listen to Red Balloons here and follow them for more music that is to come soon!: