April 14, 2019
A family affair from the South London favourite.
Multi-instrumentalist and producer Wu-Lu has released his new EP S.U.F.O.S. (Save Us From Ourselves) on The Vinyl Factory in April.
Tapping into themes of racial injustice in contemporary Britain, black empowerment and self-exploration, S.U.F.O.S. draws on a range of influences and sounds, from gnarly reverb and jazz-inflected improvisation, to the lo-fi soul of the title track.
Having established himself behind the scenes as a producer and arranger, working with artists including MNDSGN, Andrew Ashong, Ego Ella May, Oscar Jerome and Poppy Ajudah, the 6-track EP sees Wu-Lu set out his stall as an artist in his own right.
You can listen to first single ‘Seven’ below.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, S.U.F.O.S. features long-time friends and collaborators Binisa Bonner, Kwake Bass, Nubya Garcia, Eun, Demae Wodu, and Black Midi drummer Morgan Simpson.
Describing the EP’s intersecting concerns, Wu-Lu says: “it is about family in every sense of the word: blood family, spiritual family, extended family, your family. It’s the perception of my own experience and the young people who haven’t got a loud enough voice yet.”
S.U.F.O.S. is out now. Click here to order a copy, and check out the artwork and tracklist below.
01. Back 2 4
03. S.U.F.O.S. Pt. 1
04. S.U.F.O.S. Pt. 2 (vinyl exclusive)
06. Rolling Egg