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Some records feel equally at home hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as they do resounding across the windswept polo fields of Coachella. A R I Z O N A transform guitars, keyboards, and vocals into brushstrokes of alternative, indie, and electronic dance pop on their full-length debut, Gallery. The New Jersey-based trio of songwriters and producers treat their music with the deliberation and diligence of a master painter. "We used to jam inside of a basement studio at a place called ‘The Galleria' back in our hometown of Glen Rock, NJ," recalls Zach Hannah. "That's how we got the name. The songs capture a crazy time in our lives over the past year. Beyond the cool historic significance, the title represents the record's meaning, which is to put emotions and moments on display as if they were in a Gallery."
The album kicks off with the shuffling and swaggering "Annie." Echoes of tribal percussion coast in tandem with Zach's impassioned and intoxicating delivery channeling Michael Jackson and Sting all in the same breath. Among the other anthems, "Running" charges forward on a glitch-y stomp with an empowering chant, while "Feed The Beast" gets unabashedly funky before snapping into a show-stopping falsetto. Co-written with powerhouse songwriter Julia Michaels (Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran), 2017 single "Electric Touch" struts through warm piano keys before wriggling into the dance floor-ready refrain, "Give me your electric touch." Synths writhe and wrap around a soulful croon, entwining in iridescent neon-illuminated bliss.