Acclaimed Mongolian rock band THE HU has released a new single called “This Is Mongol” ahead of its second studio album, due later this summer via Better Noise Music. With “This Is Mongol”, as with all of THE HU‘s music, the group connects the world to Mongolian culture and its unique core values of natural preservation and spiritual connection with the earth. These core values are on full display in the new, epic John Connor Hammond-directed video for “This is Mongol”, also released today. The deeply meaningful lyrics uplift the Mongol people, as the band wishes for prosperity and peace among all.
Previously debuting at No. 1 on the World Album and Top New Artist charts with its 2019 debut album “The Gereg”, THE HU is excited to start dropping new music for fans. Currently on the “Black Thunder” tour, THE HU also recently played at Coachella, earning an array of critical acclaim. They will also join FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and MEGADETH on tour later this summer.
Speaking about the “This Is Mongol” video, THE HU singer and tumur hhuur player Jaya said: “We shot in the Mojave Desert, Nevada and the environment reminded us of Gobi Desert in Mongolia. We enjoyed shooting the video, which happened during our tour and gave us a little break to reminisce about home. The song perfectly matched the environment we made the video in. It was one of the best memories we created as a band and it was special because our producer Dashka was with us to oversee the whole process.”
Enkush, who also sings and plays the morin khuur, shared his thoughts on THE HU’s tour dates with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and MEGADETH: “We grew up listening to MEGADETH and can’t express how much they have inspired and motivated us to do what we love every day, so you can only imagine our excitement for our next tour with them. Everybody knows MEGADETH is one of the four biggest trailblazers in thrash metal and to be performing with a modern band such as FFDP is truly going to be legendary. Although it will be our first time performing with them, we will bring our A-game on this tour.”
Thrilled to be sharing more of their Mongolian roots, producer Dashka said: “Creating this song meant so much to me. We are announcing our arrival through music and specifically through this song. In these uncertain times, I hope we are bringing positivity, empowerment and strength to fight for better days.”
Over the last several months, THE HU has been recording new material in its homeland of Mongolia and shared an update from the studio with fans on their YouTube channel. While on its current headlining tour, THE HU has been teasing the new music from its upcoming sophomore LP, out late this summer. The tour continues tonight, May 13, in Portland, Maine and will see the band journey across the southern U.S. through May 29, landing in Dallas, Texas before ending in Mexico City on May 31.
On the morin khuur and serving as a vocalist, Gala stated about THE HU‘s recording process: “Our second album was recorded during COVID lockdown, where we used the time to put our best effort and astounding amount of energy to focus on the work. Therefore, it is our hope to present our listeners with unique songs that have their own characteristics.”
Temka, who plays the tovshurr and sings background vocals, also spoke about the upcoming LP: “The new album has great quality, composition, melody and overall it is sensational. The lyrics that Dashka wrote consist of our traditional values, virtues and wisdom of our ancestors. Our fans can expect to hear and feel the messages we try to deliver through our songs, such as love and respect for parental love, the importance of sustainability and cultural heritage. We can’t wait for our fans to listen and enjoy our second album and are excited to be performing for fans whom we have yet to meet. We will see you very soon and send our regards to our fans all over the world.”