Maverick singer-songwriter Zella Day has released her mesmerizing new ballad “Only A Dream”. The track marks the latest single from her upcoming five-song EP Where Does The Devil Hide, produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and due out August 28th, 2020 in partnership with Concord Records and Easy Eye Sound. Driven by Zella’s spell-binding vocals, the song reflects on all-consuming love and conquering the darkness that can come from within such an exploration.
Zella has also shared an equally breathtaking visual for “Only A Dream”, directed by Samuel Richard and Gianennio Salucci. The piece captures Zella at the forefront of an intimately-filmed and emotionally-charged love story. Filmed within the iconic Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA and along the golden beaches and sun-soaked highways of the California coast, it’s a poetic ode to the sprawling, beautiful and sometimes tragic journey that is love. Earlier this morning, Flaunt Magazine premiered the video and praised it as a “much needed escape with surreal transcendence.” Watch the video and read Zella’s exclusive interview with Flaunt now HERE.
“There are times we must bury our broken hearts in the garden so that spring can do the work we cannot do ourselves,” said Zella about the song. “Living in the memory of what was eventually becomes a memory in itself. The years grow like flowers and the faint scent of love hangs low so that we may remember all of those we wish not to forget.”
Zella released her recent single “Purple Haze” earlier this month alongside a cosmic video directed by famed artist Neil Krug (Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey). The track was met with rave reviews, including Guitar World who hailed it “a psychedelic stoner anthem [that] would be right up Hendrix’s street.” “Purple Haze” was preceded by the dazzling disco track “My Game”, released in May alongside a cinematic music video directed by Phillip Lopez (Lauv, James Arthur) that pays homage to some of Zella’s favorite classic spy films of the 1960s including Pink Panther and Casino Royale. Zella released “People Are Strangers” earlier this spring, a heart-on-its-sleeve song with a striking music video directed by Krug, with whom Zella also collaborated with to create the artwork for Where Does The Devil Hide.
The EP ignites a vivid new era for Zella and signals her evolution as both a musician and a visual auteur. The songs, music videos and artwork released to-date from Where Does The Devil Hide all share a cohesive vision; one that fuses the radiant sounds, aesthetics and ideas inspired by the spirit of quintessential California. It’s a coastal affinity to which Zella is deeply bonded. She comes from a line of strong women who have called the West Coast home for decades. This genetic and geographical linkage are largely responsible for Zella’s passionate embrace and understanding of human nature, psychedelia, and California’s history of creative subversion.