Zu Zu Petals are a brand new five piece Rock group from the town of Doncaster in Northern England. The band’s members include M Alan Device (vocal), Zak Oliver (guitar), Rowland Straylight (guitar), Stuart Foster (bass) and Lee Hind (drums). They debuted earlier this year with the Punk fueled single, “Mr. Sweeney.” The band describes their music as combining Punk, Pop and Alternative Rock. Their mission is, “to shine an angry black light on northern working life.”
“I Am Not OK” is the latest single from Zu Zu Petals, released worldwide on November 18, 2020. The track mixes 90’s style Alternative with the cerebral lyrical punk style of 80’s pioneers like Jello Biafra’s Dead Kennedys. Musically the track combines Hind’s powerful rhythmic, tom-heavy drum assault with an avant-garde cacophony of circular guitar and bass rhythms. The arrangement creates the perfect tension for Device’s agitated narrative about his declining mental state.
“I Am Not OK” is a song charting the deterioration of mental health based on psychiatrist Eric Berne’s Ok – Not Ok Matrix, and the value of sharing with other people when life feels too hard to take on your own.Zu Zu Petals
Check out “I Am Not OK” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Click the links below to connect with Zu Zu Petals. Get on their socials and follow as they embark on this new musical venture.