ZHU CHOSEN AS APPLE MUSIC’S ‘NEW ARTIST OF THE WEEK’ AND FEATURED IN SPOTIFY’S ‘THE DROP’
DEBUT ALBUM GENERATIONWHY OUT NOW
GRAMMY-nominated producer ZHU has officially unleashed his debut album GENERATIONWHY yesterday. The collection includes widely-praised title track “GENERATIONWHY,” “In The Morning”, and also ZHU’s collaboration with Skrillex and THEY. “Working For It,” which has been streamed over 86 million times on Spotify. The album has already hit #1 on the iTunes Dance chart and the Top 20 overall. GENERATIONWHY, hailed as “sweet, sophisticated electronic pop” by FADER, is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, with a limited edition special color Vinyl LP available HERE. Fans who order the first 400 copies of the vinyl will receive a limited edition signed copy. Also check out the trailer for “GENERATIONWHY” the short film, HERE, due out this summer.
Apple Music selected Zhu as their New Artist of the Week. The New Artist of the Week program features up-and-coming artists, editorially selected by Apple Music. You can listen to Zhu’s latest album HERE.
Spotify is also celebrating the release of ZHU’s album, having launched The Drop last week. The Drop is a special countdown to the album that features never-before-seen visuals detailing the recording process, album themes and questions ZHU aims to raise with his music. Watch Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the exclusive content!
ZHU has been dubbed “one of the most musically sophisticated of the current generation of dance music producers” by The New York Times and has received critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Pitchfork, The FADER, COMPLEX Magazine, Zane Lowe’s Beats1, Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Pete Tong. ZHU’s prior release was the critically acclaimed Genesis Series, which has surpassed 100M total digital streams and featured a stellar cast of collaborators including AlunaGeorge, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Daniel Johns, A-Trak, Gallant and many more.
ZHU will perform at various festivals this summer and fall including Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, CRSSD and Life Is Beautiful. See full list of dates below.
GENERATIONWHY TRACK LIST
1) Intro (Neon City)
2) Cold Blooded
3) In the Morning
4) Secret Weapon
5) Electrify Me
7) Palm of My Hand
9) One Minute to Midnight
11) Hometown Girl
12) Good Life
14) Working For It (ZHU x Skrillex x THEY.)
July 31 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
August 12 Somerset, WA Somerset Amphitheatre
September 2 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 23 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival
October 1 Queens, NY Citi Field The Meadow Music Festival
October 1-2 San Diego, CA CRSSD Festival, Waterfront Park
October 15 San Francisco, CA Treasure Island