“Automatic” is a new track by Steven Zhu, the formerly-anonymous electronic producer known as ZHU. When his vocals appear on the song’s second verse, I get serious Junior Boys vibes, which can only be a good thing. But pretty much any electronic music Aluna Francis lends her vocals to ends up sounding like an AlunaGeorge song, and this single is no exception. ZHU’s burbling synths and icy piano plinks aren’t that far from George Reid’s production on songs like “Your Drums, Your Love” and “Attracting Flies” anyway, though that sax solo is definitely out of left field. Listen below.
“Automatic” is part of ZHU’s Genesis Series; more on that here.