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Graffiti Vibe Recommends 'Zi'

From experience to art, Newcastle Neo-Soul vocalist Zi debuts her cathartic breakout single, 24, set to be released on Wednesday the 24th of March.

Produced by Tim Botor and mixed at the legendary 301, Zi enters the scene with a polished and professional sound. The moody production draws elements from R&B, trap, and electronica - with a key-driven melody, swelling, layered vocals, and triplets.

Taking influence from Rhianna, Summer Walker, Jorja Smith, and Ella Mai, Zi dances the line between R&B, Hip Hop and Soul. Expect Deep transportive lyrics, swaying emotions, and a vocal range to supplement the tumultuous themes presented.

“24 is a special song to me because it’s my first release but also because it’s a song of raw emotion. The lyrics reflect an unhealthy relationship and the different problems it faced.”

24 is the result of cathartic writing, with the track rising and falling, mirroring the turbulence of an on again off-again relationship. Zi presents moments of pure confidence, sadness, and vulnerability both lyrically and sonically throughout the track.

Following the release of 24 Zi will be playing her first show with original music on the 28th of March at The Dungeon (AA) in Adamstown. 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for the young Novocastrian, seeing Zi link up with local legend Jayteehazard for her sophomore release.

Discovered via Musosoup