Zuzu is today sharing new song “Lie To Myself”. It is the latest single to be taken from her forthcoming debut album Queensway Tunnel, set for release on November 12th. “Lie To Myself” follows last month’s lead single “My Old Life” which earned widespread media praise including from The Guardian who called it “fatally catchy indie-pop”, and Tom Grennan who played it twice on BBC Radio 1 while sitting in on their Future Sounds show.
Where “My Old Life” yearned for a known, beloved past, “Lie To Myself” is a song in which Zuzu searches for comfort in ignorance. “Whatever you do don’t tell me the truth” comes the chorus’s impassioned plea, as she tells a story that cycles through cruelty, lambasts a “di*k move”, and ultimately settles on a feeling of being forced to become someone you don’t want to be, due to the actions of others.
Zuzu comments on the single:
“Lie To Myself is about the process of coming out of denial, about that fragile state in-between a breakup where you’re strong enough to leave but not quite yet strong enough to face the full truth. The realisation that you’ve been living through a toxic relationship whether that be romantic or even professional and the impact that has on your mental health. It can be emotionally crippling leaving something behind that you’ve leaned on for so many years. It can feel like learning to breathe again. The song is about those times you hear they’re name or see a picture, whatever it might be that triggers that knot in your stomach. It’s about not wanting to hear the details about what happened, having no control over your emotional reaction to other people’s actions past, present and future. I’m still learning how to set boundaries in life, for myself more than anyone. Trying to stop my anxieties from spiralling out of control and not letting outside influences affect me. Protect your magic, it’s precious!
Pre-order Queensway Tunnel here.
Zuzu – 2021 headline UK tour dates – Tickets on sale here.
Wed 01 Dec – Patterns – Brighton, UK
Thu 02 Dec – The Dome – London, UK
Fri 03 Dec – Thekla – Bristol, UK
Sun 05 Dec – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK
Mon 06 Dec – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK
Tue 07 Dec – The Mash House – Edinburgh, UK
Wed 08 Dec – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK
Thu 09 Dec – Bodega Social Club – Nottingham, UK
Sat 11 Dec – Hyde Park Book Club – Leeds, UK
Sun 12 Dec – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, UK
Mon 13 Dec – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
Tue 14 Dec – The Leadmill – Sheffield, UK
Thu 16 Dec – The Academy- Dublin, IE