Melbourne-based experimental rapper glu reveals new single ‘Tokyo’ ahead of his debut album
14.05.2021

Melbourne-based experimental rapper glu reveals new single ‘Tokyo’ ahead of his debut album

The newcomer has given another taste of his forthcoming LP with the second single lifted from the album.

Ahead of the release of his debut album, ULTRAGLU, Melbourne-based experimental rapper glu has dropped a glimpse of what’s to come with his sophomore single.

Titled ‘Tokyo’, the single reflects the serotonin-less void that follows a chemically-induced high, opening with the sounds of rainfall against a melancholic spoken-word intro.

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Oscillating vocals intertwine with a fragmented soundscape, mimicking the scattered thoughts and depleted emotional energy that come hand-in-hand with a comedown.

“For me, this single is 3am somewhere unfamiliar and you’ve just got a bag and you don’t care. Shit, I don’t know, I feel like with music it’s in the eye of the beholder or whatever, everyone is going to take it how they want. I just want you to feel something,” says glu.

It’s a stark contrast from his previous single ‘The Party’, which embodies the energy of a drug-fuelled night with a frenetic, glitchy melody and screeching vocals.

A melting-pot of absurdism, hyper-aggression and a distinctly Australian take on horrorcore meets modern rap, glu’s sound is fluid and unpredictable.

Expect the unexpected when he drops his debut album ULTRAGLU in June.

Listen to ‘Tokyo’ below. 

UTRAGLU is due for release in June. For more from glu, check him out on Bandcamp or Instagram