Posted On 02 May 2016
Tag: All Access, All Access Music, All Access Music Group, allaccessmusicnicole, Arizona, Artist, Clint Eastwood, Coachella, Coachella 2016, cowboys, Hollywood Records, Indio, Interview, Lana Del Rey, Mor Mor Coffee House, music interview, Musician, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Pinetop, Stevie Nicks, Union & Hyde, Union And Hyde, video interview, Western, Zella Day
The sound of strumming guitars; the feel of soft, wet clay; the scent of fresh brewed coffee: this was Zella Day’s childhood. Secluded in the quaint mountain town of Pinetop, Arizona, Zella’s creativity flourished with the forest at her doorstep. High above Phoenix Valley, Pinetop holds a population of 7,000, and Zella’s family-owned Mor Mor Coffee House was an only sanctuary for artists. Surrounding herself with local musicians, Zella was inspired to pick up the guitar at the young age of nine. Before long, the blossoming chanteuse started performing sets including Bob Dylan and Elvis songs – selections inspired by her coffee house family.
The native Arizonan found a calling in music and used it as a form of self-realization penning her experiences and discovering herself through the intricacies of song. She drew inspiration from the serene Arizona mountains and turned to Clint Eastwood, old Western films, and cowboy rebel culture to help shape the attitude behind her music. The result is a raw, organic sound unconfined by the boundaries of genre. It effortlessly floats between the tonalities of female frontier-maker Stevie Nicks and art pop songbird Lana Del Rey while invoking imagery painted by Old Arizona and a free-spirited perspective.
Her self-titled EP is the ideal introduction to Zella, both as an artist and as a woman. The four-track collection showcases her Western Bohemian persona, juxtaposing the crunching drum machines and menacing electronics on the song, “Sweet Ophelia,” with chiming keys and soaring melodies in its lead-off track, “East Of Eden.” Though sonically diverse, this debut encompasses all that the musician is. Each song comes straight from the heart as she sings about her love of Arizona (“Compass”), and the strength of women, which can be heard in Zella’s lastest single, “Hypnotic”. Day’s song “Sacrifice” appeared on The Divergent Series: Insurgent – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. You can hear all these songs from the mind of this beautiful rebellious soul on her self-titled EP and on her debut album, KICKER which is out now via Hollywood Records.
Learn more about the talented songbird, ZELLA DAY in All Access.com writer, Nicole DeRosa’s *VIDEO* interview below ( and previous interview here ) as Zella and Nicole chat at the Empire Polo Fields home of COACHELLA 2016 and talk how Zella started her morning before the festival, who she’s excited to see at Coachella, her unique style and how she chose her onstage wardrobe, how skin and the female body are powerful and everything in between! Enjoy!
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