South African rapper and music producer ZULO unveils his long-awaited debut EP Talk to Me Naace, expected to release in April 2022. With guest appearances from the multifaceted Money Badoo, Blood & Water-singer Frya and the reggae overlord Don Dada the EP is expected to be lit!
Watch the Talk to Me Naace trailer here.
Preceded by the previously released singles “Portals” and “JUST VAARBS”, ZULO follows up with the EP’s third single “Love Your Life” just weeks ahead of the April release. Produced by ZULO himself and Swaeno Iago, the single continues the texture of its predecessor “JUST VAARBS”, merging Four7’s South African house classic “J’Adore” and Kool & The Gang’s “Summer Madness” to create life’s celebratory anthem as ZULO highlights his spiritual awakening. The official music video is expected to be released on March 31.
Listen to “Love Your Life” here.
“I always draw inspiration from my personal experiences. This EP comes just after the darkest period of my life where I feel like I had an identity crisis–which is convenient considering I rebranded from Lil Trix to ZULO right after. I lost my cousin, went through a terrible break-up from a long relationship and, to put the cherry on top, I had to watch my father fight stomach cancer amidst all of this. I was able to grow and heal from those experiences when I put everything into perspective,” says ZULO.
The EP’s artwork, designed by Zayaanah Albertyn, depicts ZULO’s mascot Tricky, the Bunny being lifted by the light as lightning strikes around him to cinematically signify the rise of the Supreme Leader ZULO.