• The Vibe

With elements of electronica and dream-pop, ZELAH’s ‘Static’ is simply magnetic

ZELAH’s brand new single ‘Static’ simmers and burns with the unyielding desire from another person; someone with whom you share an inexplicable connection. The track is direct and passionate built upon atmospheric sustained keys, dreamy guitars, minimalist electronic beats, pretty synth melodies and magnetic lead vocals.

Elements of electronica and dream-pop all interweave to relay ZELAH’s singular message - “I want you”.

Speaking about the writing of the track singer Zelah Van-Gowler speaks of the magic behind love connections:

“It’s like that unspoken magnetism towards a person that just completely captivates you for a certain time, and you can’t quite pinpoint what it is about them. You’re left wondering if they felt that same thing or maybe it’s all in your own head (and sometimes it is), but there’s just something extremely magical about it."

There’s very little in the way of frills when it comes to ZELAH’s music, something that you’ll come to discover with each new song in the run up to their debut EP this Spring.

Here Zelah Van-Gowler further illuminates the creative process behind ‘Static’:

"My mindset when I sat down to write ‘Static’ was that I just wanted to convey the message in the simplest of ways. There’s no uncertainty or unnecessary complexity, which sometimes I think we grasp on to as writers, arguably believing it’s the only way to validate our work being good. I love keeping things more interpretive in the lyrics of certain songs we’ve written, however I had such a clear feeling that I could only write it down that way.”


ZELAH are an atmospheric, alt-pop duo from London. Encapsulating a blend of dark, raw and electronic soundscapes with soulful vocals, that take influence from the likes of BANKS, London Grammar, and Lorde

Hailing from Bristol and Cambridge, the two met by chance whilst studying in the South West and instantly formed a connection over a shared love of dark sounds and somber lyrics. The pair wasted minimal time in moving to London to pursue music where they officially formed the band. At the start of 2019 lead vocalist Zelah Van-Gowler received the opportunity to feature for the established dance act Matrix & Futurebound for their single ‘Got You There’ in February, which gained support from Radio 1, Heart FM, and Spotify with features on New Music Friday UK and US. Following this the band recorded their own stripped back version of the track which has accumulated nearly 25000 plays on Spotify. The band then self-released two singles ‘Save Me’ and ‘Adrenaline’, the former supported with a sold-out launch show in London.

With their debut EP due for release on May 1st, 2020, the duo have been working hard with producer Jake Murray at Strongroom Studios in London and will be releasing their next single ‘Static’ (first from the EP) on February 7th, 2020.

Following an epic support show for Ásgeir at Shepherds Bush Empire on February 12th,ZELAH will play their headline EP launch show on April 30th, 2020 at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters.

Discovered via Musosoup