One of the year’s greatest breakout stories comes from the enigmatic ZHU, and electronic’s mystery man has now paired up with rapper Goldlink to deliver a sequel to Paradise Awaits, his first original hit.
Goldlink has also had quite a stellar year, having had some of his tunes produced by Kaytranada and lending his raps to Chet Faker’s hit On You, so it’s only natural that these two powerhouses get together for this stunning second visit to Paradise Awaits. Part 2 carries with it the same catchy beat of the original, but for this version Goldlink lends his own phrases to ZHU’s revamped vocals for a laid-back hip hop twist. Towards the end, Goldlink croons throwback lyrics to Sisqo’s Thong Song before a jazzy piano riff leads into the iconic, “Thong, th-thong, thong, thong” ending.
Although the new version of the track sheds little light on the mystery of ZHU, you can hear the enigma speak in his second-ever interview with Triple J here. No release date yet on Part 2, but it will receive an official release via Mind Of A Genius.