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Exploring the Depths of ZUSO's new track 'In The Dark'



Australian producer Gabriel Cuenca, under his project alias ZUSO, stands as a luminary crafting a distinctive atmospheric-house sound. Drawing comparisons to esteemed artists like Rufus Du Sol, Lane 8, and Flume, ZUSO's sonic endeavors have captivated audiences worldwide with their invigorating melodies and immersive textures.


Following the success of his collaborative single 'Hold Me' with the Sydney-based collective LOVE CLVB in October 2023, ZUSO returns to the spotlight with his latest offering, 'In The Dark'. This mesmerizing track features the enchanting vocals of Californian artist KORA.


At its core, 'In The Dark' encapsulates a journey through uncertainty and introspection, exploring the nuances of being lost in the unknown, whether in a relationship or within oneself. ZUSO masterfully weaves a tapestry of emotions, balancing dark undertones with an underlying sense of optimism and resilience. The pulsating rhythm and infectious breakbeats infuse the track with an uplifting energy, creating a compelling contrast against its introspective theme.


Reflecting on the creative process behind 'In The Dark,' ZUSO shares, "I wanted to give this song a bit of a dark tone whilst also making it still fun and hooky. It’s written from the perspective of being left in the unknown, whether that’s in a relationship or with someone that’s special to you. It draws upon those emotions with a somewhat gloomy but optimistic feel. I wanted to make it fun whilst also painting that picture and feel, the fast tempo drums and breakbeats make it more uplifting and contrasts quite nicely with that theme. Overall, it was a fun song to write, big ups to Kora as well who sings the lead vocal, her voice really bought the song to life and adds such a hooky layer to the song."


With 'In The Dark', ZUSO invites listeners to immerse themselves in a sonic landscape where emotions intertwine with melodies, offering a cathartic experience that resonates deeply. KORA's ethereal vocals elevate the track to new heights, infusing it with a captivating allure that lingers long after the music fades.

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