Chicago artist Tazu is here with his first ever single titled “Far Away” alongside fellow local Henry Holden.

The duo form an exciting peek into the youthful, grassroots music coming out of Chicago. While a debut for Tazu, the latter collaborator has a few releases to his name otherwise, though they are largely different from the musical approach of “Far Away.”

Pursuing an indie-pop/dance sound, Tazu nevertheless seeks to distinguish himself citing the duality of his Japanese-American heritage as a driving force behind anti-pop culture that he identifies with.

Lofted by a warm, wistful vocal performance, the production of the track is undeniably clean. Spritely chords bounce throughout creating a polyrhythm alongside the beat, and the chirping synths buried beneath the verses explode into instrumental hooks.

It’s impossible to stop yourself from nodding along with this track if you haven’t already gotten up to groove.

“Far Away” serves as the lead single from Tazu’s upcoming debut EP Recollection. Similar to the bittersweet conflictions of the single, the 18-year old producer describes the release as a culmination of memories – both good and bad.

We’re looking forward to more music from Tazu in the future. Until then, let’s give some love to his debut single in the comments!


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