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Zulu announce debut album, stream raging lead single Fakin’ Tha Funk

Watch the video for Zulu’s new single Fakin’ Tha Funk (You Get Did), taken from their just-announced debut album A New Tomorrow.

Zulu announce debut album, stream raging lead single Fakin’ Tha Funk
Words:
Emily Carter
Photo:
Alice Baxley

After teasing their debut album and playing one of the best sets at this year’s Outbreak, the mighty Zulu have shared some big news today.

Following 2019’s Our Day Will Come and 2020’s My People.. Hold On EPs, the Los Angeles powerviolence crew have confirmed that their highly-anticipated debut full-length A New Tomorrow will land on March 3 via Flatspot. On top of that, crushing lead single Fakin’ Tha Funk (You Get Did) is out now.

“Everyone wants to be black, but nobody really wants to be black,” explains vocalist Anaiah Lei of the meaning behind the song. “People take from our culture, use our language and surround themselves with people from the culture which in turn makes them believe they are a part of it. Those that will benefit from it when people in our community are looked down upon for being how they were born.”

Watch the video below:

Speaking to Kerrang! back in May – when they were on “day two” in the studio – Anaiah teased of their new album: “When people hear the record, they’ll know that they’re hearing something completely different. It’s not all just going to be hardcore, or whatever genre this falls under. It’s not just going to be heavy.”

Read this: Zulu interview: Powerviolence, staying true and Los Angeles’ bustling scene

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