NEWS: Zulu want more than this…
…with less than a month out from the release of their debut album, “A New Tomorrow” on 3rd March via Flatspot Records, Los Angeles Californian Hardcore crew Zulu has shared new single “We’re More Than This”. Never ones to be pigeonholed, the song trades in the Heavy Hardcore sound of prior singles for a Jazz infused Hip-Hop, which is exactly what you would expect for a band with influences ranging from Reggae to Death Metal. There will be at least one opportunity to catch them in Europe in 2023, at Outbreak Fest in Manchester, which takes place over the weekend of 23-25th June.
Guitarist Dez Yusuf comments: “When we first started writing for the record Anaiah and I had bounced the idea of maybe doing some jazz or R&B songs and putting some raps on the record. I know Satchel and Anaiah had jammed out some different ideas that I hadn’t really been present for. We were actually ending our tour with Sasami when I first heard the music for ‘We’re More Than This’. We were in the van at a rest stop and Anaiah played it off a video of him and Satchel jamming. It just hit me all in an instant.
I didn’t think much beyond the lyrics of ‘must I only share my pain,’ which is a running theme throughout the album. But it’s ironic because I go forward with sharing glimpses of pain and trauma, but that’s really the setup to show the things I’ve (we’ve) become in spite of that pain. This is really a song of resilience and encouragement. Saying that we can still be more than the tropes that are Put on us. That we are more than commodified versions of our trauma”