It’s the Grammys tonight, and ZHU just lost to Clean Bandit in the Best Dance Recording category. There are other travesties, like the fact that Tïesto won anything at all, but this one hurts. ZHU is amazing, and also different. Clean Bandit and Jess Glynn’s Rather Be (the winner) is a great song, but it’s practically pop. ZHU’s Faded is a great dance song, and it’s deep, and interesting, and new in a way that Rather Be just isn’t. Maybe it’s a good thing that he didn’t win, since it could have meant he would have gone more mainstream, but it’s still a bummer. The bottom line is that Rather Be is far more commercial, and the industry just isn’t ready to give a Grammy to an artist like ZHU.
In honor of ZHU and his remarkable talent, here’s a playlist of 5 of his best songs. Follow him on Soundcloud here.