HZU‘s been on my radar for a few months now, and with good reason. Since his song about sex addiction, “Shame,” crossed my ears, I’ve been watching his moves, checking in as needed. He’s a talented guy who brings realism with his lyricism.
His latest, “Spaces,” deals with a bit of isolationism. That’s isolation brought on by the pandemic and brought on just moving on with one’s life. However, even with that moving on, there are certain people that just stay a constant in your life, regardless the time you two spend together. Some friends, you can go a year without seeing and you’re the same way you’ve always been. This song is for them.
I felt this one, especially since I’ve got friends like this. I’ve got a few people who I consider fam, but don’t always sit in their faces 24/7. I’m in my mid-30s, so I’ve got other things to worry about at some points. That said, it’s like an unspoken thing that, even though we’re doing our own thing(s), we’ll still be there for each other. Whether things are going great or if things get rough, there are certain friends that are the epitome of ride-or-die.
I love the breezy, summer-like production on this one and HZU’s chorus as well. This one is set to appear on an upcoming project with similar vibes, so I’m definitely looking forward to that one. HZU’s lyricism and humanity-based realness are refreshing in an arena where posturing can take center stage. If you’re looking for an anthem for those friends you don’t see every day (but have love for them regardless), this one’s for you. Check it out below and remember to do the thing and support dope music in all its forms.