The youth of today battles not only a world wide pandemic, but also the pressure of governments, families and even themselves. To strive, to pay and to live, even if it’s only between four doors. Today’s new song, “Downfall” tackles the feelings of impotence, anxiety and being seen as disposable of our young men and women around the globe.
Frustrated by the disregard he and his fellow students have felt for their well-being since the start of the pandemic; wether if its having to pay rent only to be glued to their laptops all day, or paying full price for half a degree; Darius Zaltash feels that his government sees him and the other students as disposable, being only mentioned to blame them for the 2nd wave or because their just sad about not being able to party. “We’re portrayed as immature and naïve whereas the reality is, we are the future and we’re trying our hardest to cope under the pressure – just like everyone else.” – Darius.
The Nu is Darius’ electronic rock music project and he’s out to make a statement. Merging the raw energy of rock and roll and the ethereal ambiences of EDM, the NU seeks to create a fresh new sound for a fresh new generation. Influenced by The Killers, Jane’s Addiction and Muse, among others, this project is filled with energy, angst and mental health concerns.
“Downfall” is Darius’ musical expression of his concern that going to university could be his downfall. The song explodes immediately as harsh synthesizers, heavy drums and growling bass mash up into a massive wall of sound. The vocals enter with a clear Brandon Flower’s influence, supported by forward-going guitars, which later explode into the song’s emotional chorus.
You will clearly hear The Nu’s hard rock influences in this track, achieving a perfect blend between aggression and groove. Perfect for either your favorite music festival or underground music event. Speaking of which, The Nu even launched the massively successful Birmingham DIY night NUSTOCK, which filled the 300 people capacity of the venue Mama Roux’s. Not only that, but The Nu also secured support slots with the likes of Swim Deep and Deco, plus selling out 2 consecutive nights at the Dark Horse during the pandemic, the first of which was the first ever sold out socially distanced indoor event in Birmingham.
Oh, and, I forgot to mention, The Nu was ALSO nominated for 4 awards at the Birmingham Music Awards, including Best Band and Best Song in the same categories as UB40 and The Streets. Without a doubt, this music producer is on a course to Nu heights and we’re sure that 2021 will see him embarking on exciting news.
Pandemic has clearly heavily impacted society, but we tend to forget that new generations can also be the most vulnerable. The pressure to strive and keep moving forward was, is and always will be one of the mayor burdens they get and it is up to us, families and the government to help them feel secure, capable and strong, even in a world-class chaotic event.
To finish this review, here’s a message from The Nu’s Darius himself:
“Hey everyone, i’m Darius. I write and produce electronic rock music from my bedroom. If you’re into Enter Shikari, Muse or The Killers – I think you’re gonna dig this! Peace! ” – Darius Zaltash
Don’t forget to support this project and to follow The Nu on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud and Spotify. You can also check out their Linktree. If you enjoy his music and are able to provide monetary support, you can download it on Bandcamp.
It also helps to stream and share his music; you can obviously find it in the following Playlists: Fresh Singles, Less Than 1,000 Followers, Only Indie, and Alterindie State Of Mind.
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