AlunaGeorge, ZHU 'My Blood' Review: Trio Lean Hip-Hop On 'I Remember' Single
AlunaGeorge have unveiled the latest single from their upcoming album I Remember. The "In Control" duo have released their new collaboration with the mysterious producer ZHU titled "My Blood" and it is a bit different from what one might expect from these two.
The single combines sensual, hip-hop beats with clean and crisp hi-hat and snare rolls with ambient piano and synths in the background with Aluna Francis' vocal. She croons about a love that walked out of her life. "If you want my love / if you want my blood / you better come see me," she coos in the hook.
ZHU's contributions can be heard in the instrumental, though it is a change of pace from his normal soulful house tracks. He lets Francis handle the vocals instead of adding his own falsettos.
The track comes with a simple visual of Francis singing into a broken mirror in a small dark, messy bedroom filled with religious imagery, empty beer bottles and loose change.
This is the second collaboration between ZHU and AlunaGeorge to emerge in the past six months. The pair were featured on ZHU's Genesis Project, collaborating on the first track "Automatic." It sounded more like a ZHU record, as opposed to "My Blood," which is distinctly more like an AlunaGeorge track.
"My Blood" was premiered as Zane Lowe's World Record on Beats 1 yesterday and after the premiere, Francis spoke about how she linked up with ZHU. She recalled hearing "Faded" on the radio and feeling the need to work with the producer.
I was like, 'I don't care if we don't know who he is. I'm going to find him.' I was such a geek," she said. They eventually did link up at a festival and that is how both of their collaborations came to be.
This is the latest single to emerge from AlunaGeorge's upcoming album I Remember, which will be released sometime this year. Pick up the track on iTunes.