It appears from the shadows, Yves Tumor’s “The Feeling When You Walk Away.” At least at first, as ghostly atmospherics, a looping guitar riff, and reverb-laden vocals slowly fade into view – creating an engrossing world without rising above a whisper. Based out of Turin, Tennesseean Yves Tumor is an enigmatic figure, easy to overlook yet even harder to look straight into. There’s a little Jai Paul in the demoed feel of “Walk Away,” a little Miguel in his vocal registry. But those touchstones do little to acknowledge Yves Tumor’s vitality; as much as he fits into a wider umbrella, there’s nothing out there that engrosses in the ways “The Feeling When You Walk Away” does.
Serpent Music is out September 23 via PAN.