With the weight of the world heavy on the shoulders of us all, sometimes it feels as though it won’t be long until we’re crushed by the strain. However, with the right level of understanding we can bounce back, take the world in our stride and become more than we already are. Or, at least, we can try to, that’s according to rising South-London talent, Wu-Lu on his latest single ‘Times’.
With punk being a clear influence, ‘Times’ begins with an assured heaviness. The guitars emit a steady reverb, rife with devilish riffs, and the superb drums, provided by Black Midi’s very own Morgan Simpson, thrash emphatically throughout.
Wu-Lu’s peculiar punk-rap approach, is a welcome new territory. The combined elements of spoken-word, drawling, often subdued vocals, and confident delivery, create a prospect so unique, it’s hard to decide where you stand upon the first listen. However the promise of a youthful revolution is enough to win over anyone. Wu-Lu stands firm. His visceral, sonic energy is passionate and bold, and his eagerness for change stands tall throughout. It’s going to be worth the wait when we can hear this one live.
Photo by Tom Gullan
We chat to Wu-Lu in the new issue of So Young. You can order your copy here or read the digital edition below.