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Exploring Ethereal Escapism: ZUSO's Latest Release 'Hold Me'


Australian music producer Gabriel Cuenca, known under the moniker ZUSO, has been steadily crafting an invigorating and atmospheric house sound that captures the essence of artists like Rufus Du Sol, Lane 8, and Flume. Over the past few months, ZUSO has gifted us with three exceptional singles: 'Higher', 'Aurora', and 'Miss You', promising a wave of more enchanting tracks in the near future. This week, he makes good on that promise with his latest offering, 'Hold Me', released via LOVE CLVB.


Soothing atmospherics and escapism have become hallmarks of ZUSO's musical creations, and 'Hold Me' is no exception. In this article, we'll dive into the mesmerizing world of 'Hold Me,' exploring the ethereal soundscapes and emotional depths that characterize ZUSO's unique style.


"‘Hold Me’ is a smooth breath of fresh air," ZUSO remarks. The track seamlessly blends elements of drum and bass (dnb) with his signature style and textures, resulting in a unique sonic experience. The beat for 'Hold Me' came together rapidly, but what truly sets it apart is the vocal sample ZUSO discovered in an old sample pack. This vocal, reminiscent of a demo from the early days of his career, exudes a chilled and gentle vibe that perfectly aligns with the song's wholesome calming energy.

Escapism, a common theme in ZUSO's music, is once again evident in 'Hold Me.' The song is a musical journey into a realm of emotional detachment and wanderlust. ZUSO's masterful use of emotionally driven chords and pads, along with a mesmerizing guitar riff, adds depth and emotion to the track, inviting the listener to escape into its enchanting soundscape.


ZUSO's 'Hold Me' encapsulates the listener in a comforting embrace, offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The track exudes a tranquil energy, inviting you to pause and immerse yourself in its dreamy ambiance. The 'Hold Me' vocal sample plays a crucial role in setting the tone, offering a sense of security and warmth, as if the music itself is cradling you.


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