SONG PICK: ZOLA – Nosebleed
With a title like “Nosebleed,” one might associate a punk or heavy metal song, but not necessarily the beautiful pop pearl that this new single by Californian singer/songwriter ZOLA is. While the song’s melody and production are light, shimmering, and super catchy, the subject matter itself is a serious and important one, as ZOLA explains:
To put it simply, “Nosebleed” was written when I needed the hug and support I didn’t feel like I was getting. I was traveling to Los Angeles every month for week-long stays from San Francisco and working with my first label and with all these added members to my musical journey, I had never felt so alone. In parallel, California was experiencing its most devastating natural fires today and I felt like my home was now literally burning to the ground. So, on one of my write-cations in LA, I wrote “Nosebleed” with my two friends Wes & Taylor. Walking into the session they said “write something that sounds like a millennial pop Joni Mitchell”. I don’t know if I quite achieved that but I do feel like I gave myself the support I needed and I was reminded that I always have myself to fall back on no matter the circumstances. We can be the ceilings to our skin and the ones to hold our own when nobody else will. I hope that message comes across.
Listen to “Nosebleed,” our Song Pick of the Day:
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