Error 404 proves why Suzi Wu is the kind of artist we need more of in 2019!
We last covered Wu back in 2017 when she released her second single, “Taken Care Of,” we knew she had a unique edge that was only going to lead to greater things back then.
Her new EP, Error 404, is the kind of music that is free and inhibited, like Wu’s walked into the studio feeling a certain way and the production has been woven directly with her mental state – even if hours and hours have gone into it’s a production (Mike Dean who’s worked with the likes of Beyoncé).
“Hungry” has a fast-paced, erratic production which Wu half sings and raps (extremely well) over, there’s a definite R&B edge to this track, kinda like Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right” inspired!
“Highway” and the title-track once again show the punk attitude that Wu is able to implement into her pop tracks, something teenagers and young people can connect with, especially nowadays when most of the time, pop doesn’t really have much to say!
The highlight of this EP though is the brilliant opener, “Grim Reaper.” The track builds from it’s spoken word over synth beats opening to a perfect chanty pop verse before the experimental, electronic glitches take over on the chorus for a weird, yet wonderful moment that you could take over and over again.
“Grim Reaper” is one of those career-defining songs that many want you to recreate but you never will (on purpose or not) – like Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”
Suzi Wu is a name that definitely not going anywhere anytime soon!
Check out the EP below and let us know what you think in the comments!