Yves Tumor's world is a terrifying thrill to witness. Today, they've expanded their dark universe with the single "God Is a Circle" and an accompanying video directed by Jordan Hemingway. On the new track, Tumor dances with their demons and cozies up to the uncharted corners of their brain. "Sometimes it feels like there's places in my mind I can't go," they reveal in the first verse. "There's people in my life I still don't know / Wander 'round I just feel like a ghost in a well." The track's psychological-horror vibes are animated with screams and a rhythm that's built off adrenaline-fueled panting.
The tight drumbeat and sharp right-turn guitars ground the track as Tumor slips into details about their parents, a fight with a lover, and how they've continued to wander around feeling anonymous. "Lovin' you / It may hurt sometimes / But I can't help it / 'Cause it makes me feel alive," they admit in the final verse. The combination of intimate, unsettling revelations, B-movie horror production, and propulsive catchiness of "God Is a Circle" make it an instant hit.
Hemingway's video portrays Yves Tumor dug up from a grave, whisked away by nuns, dealing with a menacing doctor in a room filled with water and fascistic torture that nods to the cult '70s film Salò. Today's release follows last year's The Asymptotical World EP and features production by Noah Goldstein, mixing by Alan Moulder, and background vocals by Ecco2K. Tumor also worked with band members and collaborators Chris Greatti and Rhys Hastings on the track.
Watch "God Is a Circle" below.