Originally published by The Vinyl Factory.
A family affair from the South London favorite.
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 six-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’
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