OMBIIGIZI – Ziibi [Listen]

Today, OMBIIGIZI, the collaborative project between Zoon and Status/Non-Status, released their new track “Ziibi” through Arts & Crafts.
A moody electrifying alternative rock tune.

About the track by OMBIIGIZI:
“Ziibi” is the apex of the raw, exultant harmony in the DNA of OMBIIGIZI, moccasin gaze band featuring Zoon and Status/Non-Status.
Translating to ‘river’ in Anishinaabe, “Ziibi” pays homage to the power of the elements.
“Scared to leave / what is a reservation,” they sing over layered acoustic guitars that accrue to electric, emotional heights in a timeless chorus. A cultural expression through noise, OMBIIGIZI explores the idea that Indigenous people have not been given a choice in how to define themselves.

Daniel Monkman (Zoon) discusses how he wrote “Ziibi” about the Red River that flows through Manitoba. “It’s a very long river all the way from the Mississippi. I grew up along the shore of that river looking into it. Watching as it would swallow up all our bikes and skateboards.
My first realization of how powerful the elements are,” adding that, “The river teaches us.”

Ziibi gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.