New Single And Video, “Sky Is Crying” Ft. Yuna, Out Today
Pre-Save / Pre-Order DREAMLAND 2021 Here
Astralwerks will release ZHU’s new album, DREAMLAND 2021, on April 30. Today, as the album pre-save/pre-order launched, ZHU shared his new single – the elegant, poetic and supremely danceable “Sky Is Crying” ft. Yuna. Download / stream “Sky Is Crying” HERE. ZHU and Yuna wrote “Sky Is Crying” with Aaron Leibowitz, whose sensual saxophone plays out the track.
“I’m excited to share this next body of work with everyone as the world starts to move once again.”
The official video for “Sky Is Crying”offers a thought-provoking look at the impact the extended lockdown has had on artists, fans and the live music experience – as the explosion in digital communication and the specter of climate change take a toll on our collective psyche also. The haunting, black-and-white animated clip was helmed by Birdy Ben and produced by ELMØ for EL MOTION LAB, a Paris-based team that has collaborated with ZHU on previous projects. View “Sky Is Crying” HERE.
Fans who pre-save / pre-order DREAMLAND 2021 will instantly receive “Sky Is Crying” plus “ONLY,” ZHU’s 2020 collaboration with Tinashe. Dancing Astronaut said, “‘ONLY’ is a blend of ominous undertones with an alluring edge” and Stereogum praised the “dark electronic pop track built around reverberating keyboard arpeggios and an increasingly frenetic thump.” DREAMLAND 2021 is the follow-up to ZHU’s 2018 album, RINGOS DESERT, which featured such guests as TOKiMONSTA and Tame Impala.