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Zulu Flex Their Hip Hop Chops On New Single “We’re More Than This”


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Zulu lean into their hip hop side on their latest single, “We’re More Than This“. The Los Angeles, CA powerviolence/hardcore outfit just debuted that track online, complete with the below music video.

The band’s guitarist Dez Yusuf took on the vocal duties for this track, and also co-directed the video alongside vocalist Anaiah Lei and videographer Tyler Bradberry.

Yusuf commented:

“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.”

Flatspot Records have a March 03rd release date set for the band’s upcoming album “A New Tomorrow“. You can also catch them at the following shows:

With Show Me The Body, Jesus Piece, Scowl and TRiPPJONES:

02/10 Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall
02/11 Durham, NC – Motorco
02/13 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
02/14 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/15 Miami, FL – Gramps
02/16 Gainesville, FL – The Wooly
02/17 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
02/18 Dallas, TX – The Studio at The Factory
02/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
02/21 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
02/22 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
02/24 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
02/25 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
02/26 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
02/28 Orange County, CA – The Observatory
03/03 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz – Vets Hall
03/05 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
03/10 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
03/14 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
03/15 Minneapolis, MN – Underground Music Venue
03/16 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/17 Detroit, MI – Tangent Gallery
03/18 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
03/19 Montreal, QC – Corona
03/21 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
03/22 Albany, NY – Fuze Box
03/23 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
03/24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Zulu:

05/27-28 Atlantic City, NJ – Adjacent Festival
06/22-24 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
06/23-25 Manchester, UK – Outbreak Fest
06/23-25 Ferropolis, GER – Full Force Fest

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