South London vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Wu-Lu shares his latest single ‘Broken Homes’ accompanied by the official video directed by Denisha Anderson. The track is the first to be released on Warp Records after recently signing with the record label.
With a social-consciousness running through all of Wu-Lu outputs over the past year, ‘Broken Homes’ is another look into the injustice and lack of belonging that so many experience; coming from unstable backgrounds that ultimately lead to a lack of growth. Blending grunge, post-punk, dub and rap, this is another visceral track that stays with you long after you finish listening. The artist - real name Miles Romans-Hopcraft - wrote the song about the absence of a good role model in the household but despite the hardships, laments that things can always get better. “All the shit that you deal with on a daily basis, things can always get better because at the end of the day we are all worth more, we are kings and queens, diamonds in the rough, we are beacons of light in the dark, he states. “But it's about unlearning the bullshit that you have had to endure and learn to be normal. When the fact is better than what you have in front of you, the artist states.
“For our third video collaboration, Wu-Lu and I wanted to take a journey back to his youth and set it in the mid-nineties/ noughties,” the director and long-time collaborator Denisha Anderson states. “We took inspiration from the films of Wong Kar Wai to the iconic vampire movie “Blade” alongside Wu-Lu's own childhood memories. We wanted to explore something simultaneously comfortable and uncomfortable, familiar and yet dark too.”
Following a truly transformative year - in which he released 3 singles to critical acclaim, performed at festivals around the world, played a headline show at Peckham Audio and received plaudits across the spectrum of the media (including 6 Music, Fader, Mojo, Line of Best Fit, Clash, Crack, Mixmag, Quietus and Loud & Quiet to name a few) - now comes the news that Wu-Lu has signed to the prestigious independent label Warp Records for his forthcoming releases.
Emerging as leader of the punk-rap awakening, Wu-Lu has an innate ability to deliver his unique point of view through an ever-evolving and always innovative sound. Drawing on many streams of influence, it is music for the underrepresented, for those without a voice, and for those who struggle to break down barriers. As a voice for the next generation during this long period of unrest and upheaval, he continues to show just why he is at the forefront of the UK music scene whilst remaining refreshingly underground and relatable. 2022 is the year Wu-Lu rises.
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