As he gears up for the release of his sophomore full-length album Stop it God. next month, indie R&B-pop artist Zuli Jr. has released his new single “Two.” CLICK HERE to listen. With its unpredictable soft soundscape, “Two” documents a broken heart and soul as the rising New York-born and basedsinger-songwriter-producer proclaims, “pause the world and never resume, hold me whole I’ve broken into two.” CLICK HERE to watch the lyric video and check out the first listen of “Two” with Under The Radar Magazine. Set for release May 14th via Nurtured Ideas, Stop it God. showcases Zuli Jr.’s acclaimed silky and soulful falsetto, as evidenced in the album’s previously released singles “How to Feel” and “Blue Sky,” while making a deliberate statement on social media, technology and the human condition.
“For me, ‘Two’ paints a picture of the trials and tribulations of being an artist,” shares Zuli Jr. “How one’s desire to create in a meaningful way can negatively affect the people around them, whether they’re aware of it or not. Tying into the themes of Stop it God., this inherent need to express yourself is more or less a selfish pursuit and can very easily distort your self-perception. The song comes to terms with this notion in ‘two’ sections. The first acknowledges this state of mind and tries to make amends, whereas the second is harsher both in content and tone. Coming from a more jaded perspective, showcasing the dark side of your ego that makes you feel as though you aren’t enough, even though you are. ‘Two’ ultimately plays as a public diary entry coping with my psyche / apologizing to my loved ones for being distant.”
Stop it God. is a symbolic representation of the self. The version we stare at day after day in the mirror vs. the version we upload online. The 12-track collection revolves around the fictional AI concept of Daisy, the ever-present corporate overlord with a HAL 9000-style computer that subconsciously informs the world around you and navigates daily life; it lies in the background only to entirely shape the foreground. Zuli Jr. first introduced Daisy and this virtual world in the music video for the funky “How to Feel” – CLICK HERE to watch. Follow-up single “Blue Sky,” declared a “must hear, surefire bop,” chronicles a breaking point within one’s self, with the song’s music video representing the internal rift that occurs between one’s online persona and their messy reality and the never-ending, and often unsuccessful, search to find worth and happiness within the phone screen – CLICK HERE to watch.
CLICK HERE to pre-order Stop it God.; each pre-order includes instant downloads of “Two,”“Blue Sky” and “How To Feel.” Stop it God. will also be available on limited edition blue vinyl. Album, merch and bundle packages are available at Zuli Jr.’s official webstore HERE. Fans can also interact directly with Zuli Jr. by texting 917-708-7244.