Wesley David Scott AKA Zulu Panda never ceases to reinvent himself. The perpetually evolving musician navigates a different persona on all material while remaining true to himself. He tangles a creative tapestry that envelopes imaginative details in his music.
Zulu Panda's album entitled "Sad Bastard Music" was inspired by his being described by a producer as ‘moody lyrics with a candy coating’ and paraphrases one of his favourite films - High Fidelity. Much like the film (and book), the record takes listeners on a scenic walk through heartache, internal-discovery and self-deprecating hilarity.
Each body of work explores a different audacious concept that he executes in a relatable manor. He pulls from all kinds of interesting ideas yet he remains consistently vulnerable, enticing and clever. His musical execution is complex and evokes a sentimental and emotional response that isn’t corny. Zulu Panda's influence from Jeff Tweedy, A.C Newman and Neko Case is palpable but not overbearing in his work.
The songs on the record intentionally explore very different genres. The track ‘When I Get Home’ is an homage to his love for grunge and psych rock, ‘Amy’ is a heartfelt groovy disco tune while ‘On My Own’ is a bonafide EDM track. The record isn’t whimsically diverse, it sharply explores different genres at no expense. According to Zulu Panda: "I’d rather be weird and dynamic with my music than worry about fitting into any suggested standards." [Excerpts taken from Citrus Magazine, August 3, 2019]
released November 15, 2019
SAD BASTARD MUSIC ℗ & © Zulu Panda / Wesley David Scott, 2019.
All songs written by Wesley David Scott.
All songs recorded at Flash Recording in Vancouver BC; except "Amy Don't Play Me" recorded at Little Island Studio on Bowen Island BC, "Space Force" recorded at Suna Studios in New Westminster BC and "On My Own" recorded at Rob Fillo Studio in Richmond BC.
All songs produced by Andrew Conroy, Winston Hauschild & Wesley David Scott; except "Space Force" produced by Justin Stadig, Kyle Kary & Wesley David Scott and "On My Own" produced by Rob Fillo & Wesley David Scott.
Mastered by Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs.
Album artwork by Bret Taylor.
For more information visit zulupanda.com
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FANS, FRIENDS, FAMILY AND
ANYONE WHO OFFERED US A STAGE OR A PLACE TO SLEEP