ÌFÉ, the ascendent Puerto Rican group led by producer Otura Mun, have officially released their 3rd single, “UMBO (Come Down).”
Since unveiling their song “3 Mujeres” in 2015, ÌFÉ have captivated audiences around the world with genre bending combinations of electronic music and Afro-Cuban rhythms. “UMBO (Come Down)” continues to build on their unique sound, taking the patterns of the Batá drums, an instrument used in the ceremonies of the Santería religion, and re-voicing them with electronic sounds and melodies.
The lyrics also include references to the Yoruba religion. Mun discussed the spiritual message of the song, which shifts between English and Yoruba lyrics throughout in a recent interview with Vibe:
“Umbo (Come Down)” is like a literal translation of mounting or possessing a follower… I took the idea of that in-between place, the idea of being able to communicate with a spirit in the time of need. I thought about the moment when we call upon a spirit in a time of need, that particular time and moment and opportunity."
"Umbo (Come Down)" is from the band's debut album, IIII+IIII (pronounced "Edgy-Og-Beh"), which is set to be released on March 31st. Check it out on Amazon.
For more information on ÌFÉ check out their Zumic artist page.
Source: ÌFÉ Official Youtube Page