London vocalist and producer Wu-Lu will release his debut album LOGGERHEAD through Warp on July 8. The announcement comes after some years of building underground hype, resulting in his signing to one of the greatest labels for promoting those pushing the boundaries. The album will feature Asha, Lex Amor, Léa Sen, plus input from other friends and peers, including; Ego Ella May, Morgan Simpson (black midi), Demae and Mica Levi.
To celebrate the news, Wu-Lu has shared a new single called “Blame”, saying: “The song is about a breakdown in communication between my inner voice and my external voice and a situation that arose which lead me to end a relationship”
Introduced by a clipped and chattering lo-fi drum break, “Blame” immediately tunes us into Wu-Lu’s discordant mindset, furious thoughts causing feedback. As the instrumental bustle recedes for a moment, he puts words to this feeling, announcing “it was all barking at me / I couldn’t see my team.” This panic attack furhter unwinds as “Blame” unravels, Wu-Lu ejecting each line out of his lungs like a death rattle that he just has to get out before it’s too late. His urgency is reflected in the electrically dishevelled arrangement, and in total they add up to make “Blame” a statement of powerful vulnerability from this magnetic persona and producer.
The single comes packaged with a second track called “Ten”, which will also be on LOGGERHEAD. It takes a more composed, rock-oriented approach, but darkness still lurks in Wu-Lu’s vision – and it’s overwhelmingly addictive, right up to the excoriating screams and beyond. It takes a slick guest verse from Lex Amor to sooth everything and bring “Ten” to a calm, controlled conclusion.