Zella Day: 1965
Arizona native artist Zella Day has released "1965," the B-side of her forthcoming debut 7" slated for release April 7 via B3SCI. The song offers a more stripped back sound showcasing Zella's raw vocal talent, which caught the attention of endless outlets during last week's SXSW in Austin.
Raised in Pinetop, Arizona, a small mountain town of less than 5,000, Zella embraced creativity early on inspired by a vast backdrop of natural beauty. Surrounding herself with other musicians, Zella's family-owned Mor Mor Coffee House became a sanctuary for budding artists where she first performed sets of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, and Bobby Darin songs with only a guitar. Pulling dually from such songwriting legends and her old-West, Clint Eastwood-clad surroundings, Zella began writing songs with a distinct raw grit that continues to define her sound today.
Now based in Los Angeles, Zella is poised for a breakout 2014 with her first formal release of original material and a stunning live show to back it up.