The sound of strumming guitars; the feel of soft, wet clay; the scent of fresh brewed coffee: this was Zella Day’s childhood. Until now, her music has barely entered the public sphere, but Zella’s self-released demos and collaborations caught fire throughout the indie community, and her new, self-titled debut EP overflows with her sultry, hook-doused, pop sound.
Raised in an artistic community, high in the mountains surrounding the Phoenix valley, Zella Day only recently made her way to Los Angeles. Immersed in music from a young age, Zella grew up singing Bob Dylan covers in her family’s coffee shop; from Dylan’s music, Zella’s love for lyrics continued to grow. Her influences have a subtle, underlying impact on her self-titled release, yet blend with her captivating, nuanced vocals and songwriting for a fresh pop twist. With swelling synths and melodies, Zella incorporates the eclectic sounds of the West Coast into her simplistic roots. Her latest singles, “Sweet Ophelia” and “East of Eden” prove that Zella Day has only just begun to reveal her spectacular musical talents.
“Zella Day’s ‘Sweet Ophelia,’ one of the most charming pop songs we’ve heard this year”
“[Day] only has a couple tracks out, but it’s clear Zella is a well-formed artist with a charming take on electro pop and soaring choruses that are hard to forget. It’s just something that pops. Both of the songs I’ve heard sound bright and well arranged.”
– KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic host / Music Director, Jason Bentley
RIYL: Lana Del Rey, Lykke Li, Sky Ferreira, St. Vincent, Charlie XCX
Recommended Tracks: Track #1 “Sweet Ophelia,” track #2 “Compass,” track #3 “East of Eden,” track #4 “Seven Nation Army”
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Label: B3SCI / Pinetop