Rising indie pop/r&b artist Zachary Knowles has released his anthemic new single “CRUSH”, today via FADER Label. The upbeat track finds the skilled lyricist embracing his romantic side, embracing the feeling of falling hard for someone and laying your heart on the line. Serving as his second single of 2022, “CRUSH” speaks to Knowles’ desire and dedication to forge deep connections with those around him, exposing the commonalities that bond everyone in this universe as he uncovers the collision of vulnerability and love.
Knowles said of the inspiration behind “CRUSH”, “I think one of the best feelings is when you have a crush on someone and find out the feelings are mutual. What’s crazier is when you’ve been with someone for years and they still give you those initial feelings you had when they were just a crush. Those are the feelings that I wanted to channel when I wrote this song.”
“CRUSH” follows Knowles’ first release of 2022, “CIGARETTES”, which made a global splash with placements on 20 of Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists. Both singles are from the breakthrough act’s upcoming EP GOALIE, showcasing his most personal work to date. Inspired by Knowles internal struggles as he comes to the realization that he might’ve ultimately been his own “Goalie,” Knowles is no longer holding himself back from making the music he loves, offering proof that pop can be personal. In 2022, Knowles’ work speaks for itself, marking him as one of the most intriguing and capable emerging song crafters to date.