GLU Announces Debut My Demons
GLU is the project of Michael Shuman, also known as a member of Mini Mansions and Queens of the Stone Age is showing another side of himself with his independent debut EP, My Demons out February 24. Today’s title track release features Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel and explores how childhood traumas continue to seep into adult life. Emotional explosions emerge in a realm of lo-fi hip-hop with upbeat, poppy moments while the coinciding video turns heads with a steamy, latex-laden Barthel symbolizing the demons that dominate GLU’s thoughts as he raps satirically through a leather ball gag.
Self-produced and mastered by Dale Becker (Doja Cat), My Demons is a look into the late nights, solitude, and the existential crisis that come with surviving alone through a pandemic. Taking influence from Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, Twenty One Pilots, Mac Miller, the back and forth of the artist’s soft soundscapes lead way to catchy lyrics touching on relatable subjects of struggle, loss, addiction and trauma. Previous single “NIGHTSHIFT,” highlights the impending doom we feel, generated by the current state of our world (PRESS HERE to listen).
“For me, My Demons was about being on my own terms; having my own momentum,” said Shuman. “This is something that is different because I do come from punk rock, but I’m doing this… so it’s not going to sound like your typical DJ or Hip-Hop producer. I want it to feel fresh, and that’s the most exciting thing for me.”
GLU recently wrapped up a North American tour supporting Phantogram and and solo dates in the U.K.
MY DEMONS ft. Sarah Barthel of Phantogram
FUCKED WITH MY DEMONS
Order My Demons by GLU featuring Sara Barthel HERE
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