ZHU’s New Album, DREAMLAND 2021, Set For April 30 Release
ZHU’s unprecedented run at the legendary venue is one of the first major multi-night stands to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered live music venues around the world. See below for a list of supporting artists for the engagement.
The May shows will mark ZHU’s first performances following the release of his new album, DREAMLAND 2021, out April 30 via Astralwerks. ZHU’s new single, “Sky Is Crying” ft. Yuna, has amassed nearly 2.5 million combined global streams since its release in late March. Billboard said, “Zhu has always been a vessel for the dark and surreal, and… ‘Sky Is Crying’ meets an age of hope and despair with somber groove.” View the animated official video for “Sky Is Crying” HERE. The track is from DREAMLAND 2021, which is available now for pre-save / pre-order.
DREAMROCKS – ZHU AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE
Date Supporting Artist
May 3 Manic Focus
May 4 Marvel Years
May 5 Kill Paris
May 9 partywithray
May 10 PUNJAHBAE
May 11 OG Nixin
Since emerging from the underground in 2014, ZHU has brought a cinematic sense of world-building to his music. In all of his output, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated musician/producer explores eclectic genres with equal parts confidence, ingenuity, and sophistication of taste, revealing his incredible power to execute his most extravagant vision with precision and originality. Born Steven Zhu and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, the lifelong musician made his debut with “Moves Like Ms. Jackson”—a 2014 release that drew widespread attention despite ZHU’s deliberately concealing his identity. Two months later, he dropped his debut EP THE NIGHTDAY, and soon earned a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Dance Recording for his breakthrough single “Faded.” Arriving in 2016, his debut album GENERATIONWHY found ZHU illuminating his emotional life to a greater degree, in part by adding more of his lithe vocal work to the album’s channeling of desert psychedelia. ZHU continued that sonic exploration on his sophomore album RINGOS DESERT, a 2018 effort featuring guests like TOKiMONSTA and Tame Impala.
As his profile has risen over the past few years, ZHU has passionately pursued his interest in fashion, playing an essential part in the design of his fashion-forward merch. With ambitions of including a runaway at upcoming live shows, ZHU aspires to shed light on the left-of-center sensibilities of the more daring corners of the electronic-music world in all aspects of his artistry.
In 2020, ZHU released the single “ONLY” with Tinashe, teamed up with Bob Moses on “Desire” and collaborated with Kito & Jeremih for “Follow.” In September, he released “Risky Business” which came alongside a mysterious video that is a piece of jumpy surveillance footage from an experiment known as Project #20201. ZHU joined forces with 24kGoldn on the recent single “I Admit It.” Watch the official video, which includes runway models flaunting ZHU’s fashion line, here. ZHU has been staying busy participating in livestreams for Digital Mirage, Insomniac and Lollapalooza. Additionally, he has launched partnerships with Luminosity and Leica.