First Word Records is extremely proud to welcome back Children of Zeus! Five years on from the release of their debut single ‘Still Standing’, the Mancunian duo return with ‘No Love Song’, the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Balance’.
This track also sees the return of Grammy-winner Beat Butcha on the boards (who previously produced the tracks ‘Story So Far’ and ‘Kintsugi’), whose previous production credits include Jay Z, Beyonce, Nipsey Hussle, Griselda & Eminem, to name a few.
Following the release of their debut album ‘Travel Light’ (which featured in numerous ‘Album of the Year’ lists), Tyler and Konny spent 2018 to 2020 extensively touring Europe, Australia and South Africa, and playing sell-out gigs across the UK. After a year with shows on ice, Children of Zeus have taken the time to marinate their music and mature their sound. Ready to head into Summer 2021 with a thunder clap from the gods, it’s time to let off some brand new material into the world.
Their journey began with a mutual love of 90s Manchester pirate radio; consuming hip hop and beats, r&b and street soul, lovers rock and dancehall, garage and bass music. Then followed decades of performing, creating and collaborating in different guises. Over the past few years, the hip hop soul duo have garnered props far and wide; from Jazzie B to Jazzy Jeff. They’ve done performances for the likes of Soulection and BBC 1Xtra, in addition to hosting their monthly NTS Radio show and collaborating with artists like Black Milk and Goldie. As a duo they’ve released 5 official singles, 2 EPs, a mixtape and an album.
The Children of Zeus sound is now fully grown. This is unashamedly big people music to be played out of big speakers. The definitive sound of UK street soul in 2021. The story continues..