#POPULARPLAY: ZOE ZOBRIST
Aug 30, 2020
The 24-year-old singer/songwriter known as Zoe Zobrist has just released a new single in “Who You Gonna Be”. The coming-of-age song comes about finding yourself through the noise as your approach adulthood. Through the angsty lyrics emerges a tale that we’ve all struggled with set to the tone of a mellow indie pop back drop.
“Every day, every moment, we have the opportunity to trust ourselves, to take risks and push past uncertainty. To reach down into the depths of our being and make the decision to live the best life we can, while we can. ‘Who You Gonna Be’ is about the coming-of-age adventure, no matter how old you are.”
The Dallas native has been playing music since the age of seven and was inspired by the sounds of Zeppelin to go and create her own even going on to form a band at the age of 15. Trading in the living room for some of the most iconic stages today, Zoe has performed at the Viper Room and The Troubadour in Los Angeles, the Six Flags Amphitheater in Dallas, and the SXSW stage in Austin.
“Who You Gonna Be” comes as the artist’s first roll out of 2020 but certainly not the last. The artist spoke to Popular TV about her most personal song to date, best career moment, and her excitement for more releases to come this year!
1. Tell us about your most recent release “Who You Gonna Be”.
I wrote “Who You Gonna Be” about battling my own uncertainty with what it’s like to deal with anxiety/trauma while entering your adulthood. Music has always been an incredible therapy to me and writing this really hyped me up. I hope it does the same for the listener.
2. What has been your most personal song to date?
All of the songs on this upcoming project feel deeply personal. I feel like I re-raised myself in a way while writing it. Writing in a diary-like, honest way has always been very important to me.
3. What has been the best moment of your career so far?
Playing at The Troubadour in LA. Standing on the same stage as so many musicians whom I’ve admired since I was little was such an incredible feeling.
4. What did it mean to you as an artist to be able to play on that stage?
That place is magic. I’ve never been so nervous yet excited in my life.
5. Are there any other venues that you are looking forward to preforming in?
Any and all at this point! I miss playing shows SO much and can’t wait to do it again. It’ll be the best feeling in the world. Being able to share that energy with a room is something I miss a ton.
7. As a musician do you ever find yourself creating and realize that something you’ve written is heavily influenced by something else?
Absolutely! We are all influenced by so many things on a daily basis, I’ve always found it so fascinating what sticks with people/what people use to help build their identity. For me it’s a lot of 60’s & 70’s music and lifestyle.
8. If you were to change your stage name to anything, what would it be?
I always wanted some one word, bad ass stage name but I could never come up with one haha. It would probably still have a Z!
9. Are there any upcoming projects or releases you can tell me about?
There’s a pretty consistent roll out coming! Keep your eyes peeled! <3