Smouldering New York City rock outfit SUSU return with an emotionally charged alt-rock ballad ‘Break You’, showcasing the duo’s soulful vocal delivery. Lifted from the forthcoming EP ‘Panther City’ due this November. It follows on from previous single ‘Work Song’.
SUSU’s music draws on a myriad of influences from Rock and Roll, Blues, Southern Rock and Soul, with nods to Rage Against The Machine, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin.
The band say: “‘Break You’ is a sonic baptism by Etheric Blues of dobro and acoustic washing over you. Two powerful black voices become one as they invoke the Mother with rhythmic compulsion; calling the pendulum back toward the feminine. There IS something bigger than US. A Collective Consciousness. A Universal life force. An expansive experience. The Mother. She is the reminder that there is a fine line between comfort and happiness. She encourages us to Break the constraints of all that we have known until now. Do the Work, begin again. Break You is the first song we ever wrote together, the cornerstone of our friendship, creative partnership and foundation on which we built SUSU. It marked the death of our Egos and the birth of USUS.”
SUSU is a “one and only” type band featuring firebrand female lead vocalists and songwriters Liza Colby (Liza Colby Sound) and Kia Warren (Revel In Dimes), both provocateurs of the highest order, supported by Joey Wunsch (guitar), Ronnie Bruno (drums), and Connor McClelland (bass), of the raucous and energetic trio Dry Clean Only.
The embers of this Rock n’ Roll wildfire were first stoked four years ago when the Liza Colby Sound and Revel In Dimes emerged as Revel Sound for select NYC shows including a coveted residency at legendary haunt The Rose Bar at Gramercy Hotel, a jaw dropping performance at Webster Hall, and an exclusive appearance at sought after artist enclave The Surf Lodge. “So, when NYC based Ilegal Mezcal granted us the opportunity to record, it just seemed like the logical next step,” Kia says. Liza chimes in: “You don’t know what you don’t know, and we certainly didn’t realize how much we needed each other. We aren’t shy about being black women in Rock and Roll. There is an aliveness, an awareness, and a spirituality to SUSU that are both timely and timeless.”
With touring on hold SUSU has raised vibrations with their infectious music – Let’s Get High(4/20/2020), and Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) the classic Buzzcocks cover (Juneteenth 2020) and will be releasing a single a month leading with It Can’t Be Over off their forthcoming EP Panther City (out Nov.13th, 2020).
For Kia and Liza, SUSU is a powerful addition, a mantra for their lives both onstage and off. “We want to spread the SUSU and invite you to as well. Whether you are on the bus or not SUSU will always be USUS.”