Ahead of a long holiday weekend, Oakland singer ASTU is treating fans to a delectable new single "G 4 U."
The new track arrived Friday, premiering on Variance with an accompanying set of visuals co-directed by Lara Kaur and Amanda Beane. It finds the R&B artist celebrating the end of summer with confessional and intimate lyricism over faint, lo-fi synths.
"'G 4 U' is an ode finding love in a woman but it also serves as a mirror," says ASTU of the new song. "It's about reaching a place within myself where I could peel back the layers and really see myself—and surprise, surprise—I found something beautiful. My music has always served me as a tool—a tool to face my fears and look at the ugly in order to get to the beauty."
She adds: "'G 4 U' in particular is really special to me because it came out of a really dark time. Unlearning the boundaries of my strict Christian upbringing has been a long journey and is no where near over but I'm grateful I can share that journey with my fans [and] listeners along the way."
See the video for "G 4 U" below.