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PREMIERE: ZUKO HARDY – “OUT IN THE HILLS”

The up-and-coming experimental trap artist explores his South Asian heritage through his fusion style.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Travis Scott and Linkin Park, Zuko Hardy’s unique style has made him a hit, with the artist recently featuring on BBC Introducing’s Asian Network and gaining a name for himself with his soft, engaging vocal and stripped-back performance style. Refusing to confine himself to one genre, the artist takes a fluid approach to music, opting for an experimental way of working. Pairing cinematic soundscapes with punk lyricism, the London-based artist echos an anti-establishment sentiment with his music, addressing contemporary issues with a frank and refreshing view.

The latest in his line of experimental hip-hop tracks, “Out In The Hills” showcases Zuko’s standout vocals, bringing a rich dimension as the track rhymes and flows, contributing to the laid-back style and otherworldly sound the artist has become known for. Reflecting on the track, Zuko says “The song explores how I want more from my life, but my thoughts and feelings are trying to hold me back. They want me to play it safe and not take risks ‘Oh won’t you stay, out in the hills ; the hills represent safety and my home town Harrow-on-the-Hill. Throughout the song I am faced with a sense of conflict as I seek an answer to my problem ‘tell me I’m right, tell me I’m wrong.” Whether a fan of trap or pop, Zuko’s streamlined melodies are sure to stick in the mind.

Head below to discover Zuko’s world for yourself…

PREMIERE: ZUKO HARDY – “OUT IN THE HILLS”

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