The humanoid behind “Moves Like Ms. Jackson” has been identified as Los Angeles based ZHU; in short, at least we have a name and a location now. The mysterious (reclusive?) vocalist/producer has already lit up about half a million MP3 players and blogs in the past month. Now he’s dropping “Faded.” and the new single is emerging like Sauron’s One Ring; it’s here to rule them all.
I’d have written about this regardless on the strength of the vocals alone, but the production is so silky it’s no surprise the internet buzz is circling. Typically we see a vocalist like ZHU atop a more pop-driven electronic sound a-la Jaymes Young; meanwhile ZHU has taken it the other way, becoming fully entrenched in a myriad of dance influences and house music. It’s an exotic look, and right now his popularity is multiplying rapidly.