ZACH ZOYA DROPS BRAND-NEW TRACKS “COME BY HERE” AND “BIRTHDAY SEX”
DEBUT HEADLINING TORONTO SHOW SET FOR DECEMBER 7 AT THE DRAKE UNDERGROUND
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04 November 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Today Zach Zoya, one of the hottest artists coming out of Montréal’s music scene, surprises fans with two brand-new songs accompanied by compelling videos via 7ième Ciel/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
“Come By Here” and “Birthday Sex” showcase Zoya’s skill for crafting lyrics that hug the melody, using his voice to shape sounds and spark visuals with an ease that seems effortless. Tackling intimacy and insecurity, Zoya’s emotionally charged lyrics pulse with sensuality and longing within the swerving, seductive beats. Produced by close collaborators Soran, MIKO and YukiDreamsAgain, the songs continue the narrative theme explored in Zoya’s sophomore EP No Love Is Ever Wasted by diving deeper into reflective, honest songwriting.
“It was important for me to drop these two songs at the same time,” says Zoya. “They continue the narrative I established in No Love Is Ever Wasted on songs like ‘All Alone In The Universe’ and ‘Start Over’, only these tracks have a more mature, somewhat darker perspective on love. ‘Come By Here’ is a sort of letter seeking closure addressed to an ex before letting her go and ‘Birthday Sex’ is about being on the rebound and a return to the dating life after a long, tumultuous relationship. Both are pretty literal and show the waves of emotional distress and clarity I was going through.”
Listen to “Come By Here” and “Birthday Sex” HERE
Watch the official videos for “Come By Here” and “Birthday Sex”, directed by Guillaume Landry, below.
Since releasing his sophomore EP No Love Is Ever Wasted this past June, Zach Zoya has accumulated millions of streams and landed two consecutive Top 40 radio hits with his singles “Start Over” feat. Benny Adam reaching #8 and “Upper Hand” feat. Soran currently climbing at #22.
Zoya spent the summer performing hits from his EPs No Love Is Ever Wasted and Spectrum on festival stages, including his dynamic live performance at Osheaga, on tour alongside four-time JUNO Award winner Charlotte Cardin, and in front of 10K enthusiastic fans at his hometown show in Rouyn Noranda.
To close out the year, Zach Zoya will be bringing his dynamic live show to The Drake Underground on December 7th making his Toronto headlining debut. Get tickets HERE and stay up to date with Zach Zoya by signing up to his mailing list HERE.
Praise for Zach Zoya:
“Zach Zoya’s live shows are a thing of beauty, there is an electrifying feeling in the air whilst he spits bars or soulfully belts out vocals.” – House of Solo
“The captivating singles leading up to No Love is Ever Wasted have shown Zach Zoya reaching new heights with his songwriting. Now that his sophomore EP is out, the Montreal R&B artist has proven those tracks weren’t mere flukes.” - Complex
“His latest EP, No Love Is Ever Wasted, is a collection of eight radio-ready pop rap songs, all of them memorable from the jump.” – Exclaim
“A new force in North American rap, his base in the multi-lingual city seems to afford his music a sense of depth others lack.” – CLASH
“The Montreal emcee sings and raps with suave party-boy expertise, using layered vocals and smooth bars to soundtrack the summer house party of your dreams.” – NEXT Magazine
About Zach Zoya:
In just a few years, Zach Zoya has become a central figure in Montréal’s flourishing music scene. Raised in rural French-speaking Québec without a computer or television, he learned English by listening to American hip-hop, R&B and soul music. Zoya’s undeniable passion for songwriting and performance led him to leave school early and pursue a career in music in Montréal. Within the year, he was discovered by French rap powerhouse label 7ième Ciel, became the first English-speaking artist signed to the illustrious label, and began developing his sound.
In 2019, he signed with Canada’s largest music company Universal Music Canada and began collaborating with some of the country’s biggest producers for his debut EP including GRAMMY Award winner Boi-1da, GRAMMY Award nominee DTRWRK, Latin GRAMMY Award nominees and Multi-Platinum producers Banx & Ranx, JUNO Award winner Matthew Burnett, Multi-Platinum producer Don Mills (J Cole, Giveon, Juice WRLD) and others. Released to critical acclaim, Spectrum landed Zach on coveted ones-to-watch and best-of lists and earned him several award nominations including the 2021 Berlin Music Video Awards and the 2021 ADISQ Award for International Collaboration of the Year with UK artist/producer Angel for the single “Patience”.
With this year’s release of his sophomore EP No Love Is Ever Wasted, Zach Zoya’s success has continued as he’s accumulated millions of streams, has had two consecutive Top 40 radio hits, was crowned a YouTube Trending Artist on the Rise and received three nominations at the 2022 Gala Dynastie Awards. Zach Zoya was one of three Canadian artists chosen for Soundcloud’s 2022 Black History Month initiative and his natural talent was sought out by both NFL Canada and the Canadian Elite Basketball League for exclusive and inaugural halftime show performances.