ZHU Signs With Astralwerks
“ONLY” Merchandise Line Launches Today
ZHU and Tinashe collaborate on the haunting new single “ONLY,” released today by Astralwerks. The searing interplay between the two distinctive vocalists fuels a song that spans the spectrum from loneliness to connection, quiet to frenzy, darkness to light. Written and produced by both ZHU and Tinashe, “ONLY” is available for download / streaming HERE.
Set against the backdrop of the global lockdown, the official music video for “ONLY” explores the connection between isolation and voyeurism, as viewers look in on ZHU and Tinashe, each alone in a downtown loft. The clip was directed by Jack Murgatroyd (Coldplay, Flume, ODESZA), who also helmed ZHU’s “Came For The Low” video.
Director Jack Murgatroyd says, “The video nods to the current moment, that ubiquitous feeling of uncertainty and uneasiness. This was our creative approach to exploring those emotions, our abstract way of trying to tap into our feelings of isolation and redundancy.”
Coinciding with the release of “ONLY,” ZHU has launched a timely new line of merchandise that includes face masks, mask case, aloe hand sanitizer, t-shirts, hoodie, crop top, kimono, sunglasses with chain and case, hats, bandana, pillows and tote bag. Browse the collection HERE.
“ONLY” is ZHU’s first release since officially signing to Astralwerks earlier this year. It follows his late 2019 collaboration with partywithray, “Came For The Low,” which was released by the label. Watch for ZHU’s performance of “ONLY” at 8:30 pm PT tonight during EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-A-Thon. The three-night livestream event can be viewed on tv.insomniac.com. An exclusive t-shirt designed by ZHU for the event will be for sale during the livestream. All net proceeds from the exclusive t-shirt sales will go to CREW NATION, a global relief fund for live music crews. ZHU is the latest content creator for Luminosity Gaming, the world-class esports and digital media organization arm of Enthusiast Gaming. Last night, he streamed an exclusive online charity concert in collaboration with fellow Luminosity creator and recently crowned Twitch Streamer of the Year at this year’s Shorty Awards, Harley “MrFreshAsian” Campbell.