Cyma is an emerging, self-taught French singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, who started writing songs inspired by Mac Demarco, Childish Gambino, Tom Misch, Daniel Caesar, Mac Miller, Lianne La Havas and others, when he relocated from the French Riviera to Paris in 2017. The emerging, independent French artist released his self-produced, debut EP Living Room Demos back in 2019. The EP featured music videos, which featured self-made animations.
He followed up with 2020’s Where All The Sheep Go EP, which also featured music videos with self-made animations. The emerging, Paris-based artist’s third EP Waves is slated for release this month. And to build up buzz for the soon-to-be released EP, Cyma shares Waves EP‘s latest single, the slow-burning and dreamy “Gollum.” Centered around a lo-fi and unhurried production featuring glistening synth arpeggios, strummed guitar, a shimmering and bluesy guitar solo and Cyma’s plaintive baritone, “Gollum” is a sweet and earnest love song written for his girlfriend.
Directed and shot by Cyma, the recently released video for “Gollum” stars Cyma and his girlfriend hanging out on a couch in a verdant backyard, VHS footage of his girlfriend driving, hanging out around the house, surfing — and footage of the French artist playing his guitar in front of a French convenience store and skateboarding. The video shows a love that’s simple yet very sweet and confronting. From experience, that sort of love is lucky and rare.