It’s been a huge year for this Zuzu, who has been named the ‘future of Liverpudlian pop’ by The Guardian. She signed a deal with Virgin Records and rapidly gained national radio play, especially from the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. So it’s no surprise that Jacaranda Records Phase one was full to the brim for her homecoming headline show.
Her subdued stage entrance made it was clear something was wrong. She explained how she had one of those grim twenty-four-hour bugs. But being the true professional, Zuzu donned her signature glasses and colourful statement yellow suit – man she knows how to rock a suit. “I didn’t think anyone would turn up”, she told the audience. Luckily, there was a supportive home crowd there to cheer her through every song.
Her second single, What You Want, was followed by her debut single, Get Off; both loaded with timeless La’s melodies and candid lyrics to rival Courtney Barnett’s. Zuzu has one of the strongest sets around; each song is a single. The newest two followed; Dark Blue and Beauty Queen – absolute indie pop bangers. The band’s interchangeable line up is always an asset to her, especially the super cool bassist Julia Lamb, who also plays for Tom Grennan.
I have a super-soft spot for Can’t Be Alone after hearing the acoustic version at The GIT Awards in 2017, where she won the One to Watch award. Luckily for me, it’s planned to be her next release. As with all her other releases, the video promises to be a treat.
This Mossley Hill-raised singer-songwriter is undoubtedly one of the most talented musicians that Liverpool has to offer right now. She may have been ‘Made on Earth by Humans’, but she belongs amongst the stars.