The sound of strumming guitars; the feel of soft, wet clay; the scent of fresh brewed coffee: this was Zella Day’s childhood. Secluded in the quaint mountain town of Pinetop, Arizona, Zella’s creativity flourished with the forest at her doorstep. High above Phoenix Valley, Pinetop holds a population of 7,000, and Zella's family-owned Mor Mor Coffee House was an only sanctuary for artists. Surrounding herself with local musicians, Zella was inspired to pick up the guitar at a young age. Before long, the blossoming chanteuse started performing sets including Bob Dylan and Elvis songs - selections inspired by her coffee house family.
The native Arizonan had found a calling in music and used it as a form of self-realization, penning her experiences and discovering herself through the intricacies of song. She drew inspiration from the serene Arizona mountains and turned to Clint Eastwood, old Western films, and cowboy rebel culture to help shape the attitude behind her music. The result is a raw, organic sound unconfined by the boundaries of genre. It effortlessly floats between the tonalities of female frontier-maker Stevie Nicks and art pop songbird Lana Del Rey while invoking imagery painted by Old Arizona and a free-spirited perspective.
Since the release of her 2012 acoustic cover of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" and spring 2014 debut 7" boasting early singles "Sweet Ophelia" and "1965," Zella has asserted herself among the top new artists to watch. Her highly anticipated debut full-length Kicker includes both of her well received singles plus 10 more fetching tracks which are sure to only further her cause.
Zella Day Kicker Track Listing:
3. Ace of Hearts
5. East of Eden
7. Mustang Kids feat. Baby E
8. The Outlaw Josey Wales
10. Shadow Preachers
11. Sweet Ophelia