The powerful message behind Yoko-Zuna's new music video

Showcasing New Zealand's impressive landscapes, Auckland group Yoko-Zuna's new music video released on Tuesday has a powerful message. 

Created by drummer Swap Gomez, 'Minority' tells the story of two kids who have the ability to save the earth after it was destroyed by the current generation.

"It's kind of like that story line of giving life another chance because you know, things can get really bad," says Gomez.

The song is from their new album Voyager, which was released on Friday. They collaborated with a number of talented Kiwi artists, including Berlin-based singer Noah Slee. 

"The coolest thing was just that extra emotional element that he brought to it, you know, that doesn't necessarily always come with a collaboration," says Yoko-Zuna guitarist/bassist Kenji Iwamitsu-Holdaway. 

Ladi6, P-Money and JessB also make an appearance on the record. With so many collaborations now under their belts, there's still one artist the band would jump at the chance to work with.

"Kendrick Lamar! I think that was always our number one," says Gomez. 

While Lamar won't be making an appearance at Yoko-Zuna's Auckland show on November 30, they've promised plenty of other musicians will be. The band says it'll be unlike anything they've ever done before. 

"It's like a visual experience that's like 360 visuals that are on the ceiling and all sorts of kinds of effects" says Gomez. 

If you can't make it to that show, there are still plenty of opportunities to catch the band before the year is up.

The group are playing at Wanaka's Rhythm and Alps next month, before welcoming the New Year from the stage at Northern Bass.