Posts Tagged ‘Hometown Girl’

October 31, 2017

We were fast fans of slenderbodies when the California indie pop duo released their EP fabulist half a year back, a collection of songs that includes Anemone. I’m still much addicted to the slinky puckered, dreamy gleaming indie gem that feels kind of like Glass Animals mixed with Foals, Alt-J, Hundred Waters, and The Antlers. You can re-visit Anemone with us below. But before you do that, I highly recommend you check out slenderbodies’ brand new remix of ZHU’s Hometown Girl. They’ve given the track a brilliant indie electronic re-work that falls right in line with the smooth funk and slick guitars found on their originals. The remix is an indie house treat, a sublimely soothing yet muggy searing jam that evokes a cross between Portugal. the Man and Milky Chance. 

September 29, 2017

Parisian producer Khamsin, who’s also a member of French electronic supergroup Slow Hours besides the likes of Kultur, Kidswaste, and more, serves up his re-imagining of ZHU anthem Hometown Girl for his latest track. ZHU has never felt lighter on its feet. Khamsin’s remix is a melodic hopping, luminous lifting new approach on ZHU’s usually dark and guttural sound. Sure, Hometown Girl is already uniquely soft and misty for ZHU, but the original still feels somewhat pensive and introspective. Khamsin’s remix gives Hometown Girl a sanguine glow and an irresistible bounce. Jaymes Young’s velveteen cooing shines even brighter on Khamsin’s re-work, which is a free download, here.

August 1, 2016

Friday was historic day in the world of electronic music, because on that day, the great and enigmatic ZHU released his highly anticipated debut album, Generationwhy! There’s no denying that this producer has been one of the most influential artists in the dance scene since he mysteriously appeared with his very first tracks, and his rise has been no less than meteoric. ZHU has been thrilling us with reveals from his album over the past months, and as the record dropped, he also unveiled a new cut named Hometown Girl. Get ready for a very different side of ZHU when you dive into this dreamy track. Gone are the deep murky vocals and the carnal slamming bass. This is a soft sensitive, melting sublime ZHU more on the synthpopping side of spectrum. Hometown Girl gently bounces with warm gooey, sugary sweet feels, a laid back dance groover that somehow manages to make us fall in love with ZHU even more. Can I be your hometown girl, ZHU? After all, I’m from the San Francisco Bay! ZHU will be playing a bevy of fests this summer and into the fall, including Bumbershoot, Life Is Beautiful, CRSSD, and Treasure Island in San Francisco, which I greatly look forward to. Grab your digital copy of ZHU’s Generationwhy from iTunes.