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ZELLA DAY REFLECTS ON 2015, LOOKS AHEAD

Music

Dec 28, 2015

2015 was a huge year for music with debut albums: Halsey, Troye Sivan, BØRNS and more all made waves with their debut records, alongside the talented Zella Day. With her boho chic look and blend of psychedelic infused pop music, the Arizona native brought something special to the table with her debut KICKER. There’s an ethereal quality to Zella’s music—something parallels the sounds of Lana Del Rey and Ryn Weaver.

As the end of 2015 approaches, Zella filled us in on her big year and if we’ll be seeing any new music in 2016. You can also catch her on Late Night With Seth Meyers on January 4.

Biggest regret: No regrets!

Biggest accomplishment: My biggest accomplishment of 2015 has to be the fact that I was on the road for ten months. It’s the first time I’ve ever toured and I think that I did a pretty good job at holding myself together.

Favorite guilty pleasure song: “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd

Lesson learned: I’ve learned that I can take everything way too seriously. Sometimes I have to take a deep breath and let the universe do it’s thing, because I can’t be in control of everything all of the time.


On changing the music industry: I don’t need to “change” the music industry. In my eyes, the industry is an old wise tree that has seen many artists come and go, just like any tree it goes through seasons of being very dead, very alive, or somewhere in between. There are strong roots that I want to be a part of, I want to help fertilize the tree so that everyone has more fruit to enjoy.

On the possibility of new music in the new year: My record is still pretty fresh. I spent so long cultivating my sound, writing the songs, and completing the album that the next year and a half is all about giving KICKER all of the love that it deserves. My agenda is gathering all of the people that connect with KICKER by playing shows all over the world.

2016 resolutions: I have two resolutions; speak broken Spanish and meditate for at least five minutes a day.

Outlook for next year: Well to be honest, I’m trying to go big in 2016. Go BIG or stayyyyyy home.