After releasing the first part of his sophomore album in EP form back in April, ZHU took the summer to play out the album’s initial 7 tracks on the festival circuit’s largest stages. Needless to say, fans’ pallets were wet for more. So began ZHU’s usual cryptic teases for the full album roll out, whereby his album’s official artwork/tracklist saw the light of day last month, with a full album listening party last week.

Now ZHU has released the final 7 tracks of Ringo’s Desert for a full-length studio album experience that is nothing short of bold and dangerously pleasing. Featuring four collaborations with TOKiMONSTA, Karnival Blues, Indiana, Majid Jordan, and Tame Impala, along with three original solo tracks, ZHU’s sophomore effort takes listener’s into deep techno terrain with a heavy dose of desert house sounds.

Ringo’s Desert is a love album to be sure, but not the idealistic version of love we see so commonly strewn across the pop culture landscape. ZHU’s sonic/lyrical depiction of love covers the pain, struggle, sorrow, loss, and doubt that accompanies love in the real world.

Listen to ZHU’s full 14-track album below.

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Written by Ryan Morse

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