Here’s what we know about Humeysha: They’re a quartet based in NYC (made up of Zain Alam, Dylan Bostick, Adrien DeFontaine, and John Snyder), they released their self-titled debut back in October, and their single is a marvelously mellow kind of psych-pop, but it’s clean and sparkly like a diamond baguette, dappled with Bollywood-toned lilts, sung by Alam in both English and Hindi-Urdu (the project was initially conceived in India). Given the current trend for smothering recordings in reverb and lo-fi fuzz, this kind of high def clarity is a real palate cleanser.
“‘For Love, From the Law’ always felt like the song meant to open the album from the moment it was finished,” explains Alam. “Between the verse and chorus, the lyrics alternate from Hindi-Urdu to English and then back. The song distills my family’s stories of coming to the US from Pakistan, weaving in larger themes about promise, leaving for one’s love, and lost homelands.” More here.