Los Angeles, CA’s Zella Day is thrilled to release a brand new song called “Golden” today via Concord Records. “Golden” is full of luminous harmonies, a shimmery, skirt-twirling disco beat, and one of the best choruses Day has ever written. A video for the song, directed by Corey “Titanic” Sinclair, and concepted by Day and Titanic, can also be seen today as well.
Says Day about the song, “The Genesis of ‘Golden’ happened as a tornado was tearing through Nashville and whispers of a global pandemic were evolving past a rumor. I was in Alabama writing with John Paul White as my phone was lighting up with messages from friends and family back home. I was supposed to drive back to Nashville that evening, but plans changed like the weather. In the stillness of the studio, ‘Golden’ was written communicating with powers beyond my control, expressing and coping with the magnitude of the situation by creating art; singing a melody into the moment to address its fragility and infinite beauty.“
“Golden” is a taste of Zella Day’s highly anticipated sophomore album, which is due out this fall. Recorded with producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Emmylou Harris), the album features guest turns by Local Natives’ Ryan Hahn, Day’s longtime collaborator John Velasquez, drums by Autolux’s Carla Azar, and bass by Cage The Elephant’s Daniel Tichenor.
“Golden” follows the release of the songs “Dance For Love” and “Girls,” and all of them will be featured on Day’s sophomore album. Day’s forthcoming sophomore album follows 2020’s EP, Where Does The Devil Hide, produced by Dan Auerbach, and released by Concord Records.
Day is a recently-announced addition to this year’s ACL lineup for both weekends, in addition to playing this year’s Beachlife Festival, taking place in Redondo Beach, CA the weekend of September 10th, 2021. The singer is also set to open for the acclaimed band Silversun Pickups on select dates this fall.
2021 TOUR DATES:
Date City Venue
Wed Sept 8 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
Fri Sept 10 – Mon Sept 13 Redondo Beach, CA Beachlife Festival
Sun Sept 12 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Tues Sept14 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Wed Sept 15 Reno, NV Virginia Street Brewhouse
Thurs Sept 16 Napa, CA JaM Cellars Ballroom
Fri Oct 1 – Sun Oct 3 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
“These days it seems music is the only superpower I can count on to protect me from the threats that lurk within the complete unknown. If hope were a paper airplane and shot into the sky I grabbed it with my hands as it was floating by and unfolded the paper to absorb the contents inside. “Crazy Train” was scribbled at the top of the page and when I looked to see what the words were that were bleeding through from the other side of the paper “Holocene” was there sitting with her legs cross waiting to be sung. There was laughter in the room when the songs were made, tears being shed on the other sides of the walls, but I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I didn’t cry in the studio too. We’ve all needed a refuge this year, this is a glimpse into mine.” – Zella Day
Zella Day releases the next single off her EP Where Does the Devil Hide out August 28. The psychedelic video was directed by Neil Krug.
“Purple Haze is summer love for simple pleasures,” said Zella. “When I lived in downtown LA I would hum this melody while strolling to the market in the mood for something sweet. All of those perfect Saturdays with nothing to do but eat oranges and daydream.” https://zelladay.com/
Zella Day takes a page from the spy movies of the ’60s with her video “My Game” directed by Phillip Lopez, with creative help from Kaiman Kazazian and Zella Day. “May Game” is the second single of Day’s EP Where Does the Devil Hide produced by Dan Auerbach coming out in August.
“My Game is feverish time travel into every dimension where the hustle is on the floor,” says Zella. “It’s a disco game board with a pair of cherry red dice rolling in my favor. I’m climbing up onto the table in my glitter platforms and I’m calling the shots. For info visit https://zelladay.com/
Zella Day returns with the first song of her upcoming EP Where Does the Devil Hide. The video was shot by Neil Krug who also did the artwork for EP.
I began writing “People are Strangers” on the bathroom floor after a night of learning an ugly truth about my lover,” said Zella. “I brought the idea to Nashville where I finished the song by taking a dark subject matter and approaching it with simplicity. There is sweetness to the lyrics and melodies of “People are Strangers” that is meant to inspire empathy towards the ones that have hurt us.”