Zuzu has announced the release of her debut album Queensway Tunnel on 12 November and revealed new single My Old Life.

Zuzu will perform later in the year at Neighbourhood Weekender and also support Courteeners at their sold out Emirates Old Trafford show.

The single reflects on the pain that lies in feeling that life has been split into a state of before and after; about absorbing pain and looking to something better.

Speaking about My Old Life, Zuzu said, “This last 18 months have brought about some of the biggest changes in my life. I’ve had to learn how to set boundaries. Learn how to walk away from people and how to let people walk away from me. This song is about a particular period I had to dig really deep to find enough self-worth to move on from an emotionally exhausting situation that – at the time – felt like the end of the world. It’s about pushing through those dark times and coming out stronger and wiser. Writing ‘My Old Life’ really helped me to shake off all of the toxic energy I was holding onto and truly let go.”

Queensway Tunnel is a nod to the tunnel beneath the river Mersey that connects Liverpool and Birkenhead, one which Zuzu says has a transformative quality.  The album is a look at the themes of change, addiction, sci-fi, escapism, identity, community and mental health.  The album has Zuzu’s Merseyside upbringing at its heart – it’s identity and musical history.

Zuzu will release Queensway Tunnel on 12 November.

Zuzu is currently scheduled to perform a string of festival and support dates in the run up to the release of Queensway Tunnel.  In addition to a performance at NBHD Weekender she will also be supporting Courteeners at their string of intimate dates and then their huge Emirates Old Trafford show along with The Big Moon, Blossoms and Johnny Marr show.

When does Zuzu perform live?

Zuzu is currently scheduled for:
31 July   –   Liverpool, Festevol
14 August   –   Warwickshire, 110 Above
15 August   –   Derbyshire, Trent Bridge BBC Introducing
4 September   –   Warrington, NBHD Weekender
7 September   –   Leicester, O2 Academy (supporting Courteeners)
21 September   –   Stoke, Victoria Hall (supporting Courteeners)
22 September   –   Halifax, Victoria Theatre (supporting Courteeners)
25 September   –   Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford (supporting Courteeners)
23 October   –   Liverpool, Mountford Hall (supporting Red Rum Club)

image of Zuzu courtesy Robin Clewley