ZACH ZOYA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “STRANGERS IN THE HOUSE (FEAT. SORAN)” ALONGSIDE OFFICIAL VISUALIZER TODAY
ZOYA NAMED A YOUTUBE TRENDING ARTIST ON THE RISE
CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH CHARLOTTE CARDIN ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING 2022
“[a] multihyphenate talent” – VIBE
“Montreal has seen a huge rise in hip-hop artists as of late, and Zoya is one of the young MCs leading that charge.” - HotNewHipHop
18 February 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Today rapper/singer/songwriter Zach Zoya releases “Strangers In The House” featuring fellow Montréal artist Soran via 7ième Ciel/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Intimate and stripped down, Zoya’s first single of 2022 reveals yet another side of his artistic versatility. Listen to “Strangers In The House” HERE.
“This song felt really natural in the way we made it because it was more about capturing the essence of a moment we had just witnessed as opposed to trying to create something out of nothing,” reflects Zoya. “I think that’s why it’s such a stripped-down, organic song mostly made of vocal harmonies and an earthy drum and bassline. I wanted it relaxed and void of pretentiousness – just a faithful representation of our emotions. It’s explicit, honest and very literal. We wanted the listener to feel like they were on the couch, living the moment with us.”
Also released today is the official visualizer for “Strangers In The House” directed by Montréal’s Guillaume Landry. Filmed in Soran’s house he and Zoya wrote the song, the video reflects the relaxed energy and collaborative creative process of the two songwriters. Watch the “Strangers In The House” visualizer HERE.
“‘Strangers In The House’ is a great example of what happens behind the scenes,” says Zoya. “Soran and I have been making music every other day since the start of the pandemic and his house has become a sort of music sanctuary. It’s where we gather to chill, make music and collaborate with other artists. I always try to find new creative pockets to explore and to push myself artistically and Soran’s flair for moods and melodies bring structure and colour to my penmanship.”
“Strangers In The House” follows Zoya’s latest single, “Start Over” featuring Benny Adam, which CLASH Magazine hailed as a “fiery, engaging, supremely addictive single” and crowned as their Track of the Day. The official music video for “Start Over”, which was exclusively premiered by Vogue Italia, landed Zoya the title of a YouTube Trending Artist on The Rise last month. Watch the “Start Over” video HERE.
Recently, Zach Zoya partnered with NFL Canada for an exclusive #PepsiHalftimeShow cover performance of “LOVE” by Kendrick Lamar and was one of three Canadian artists selected for SoundCloud’s Black History Month initiative celebrating Black Expression. Listen to the Selected by Zach Zoya Black History Month playlist HERE.
This Spring, Zach Zoya will return to the stage as he joins Charlotte Cardin on the Québec dates of her 2022 North American tour:
- March 16 – Québec City @ Impérial Bell
- March 17 – Québec City @ Impérial Bell
- March 18 – Québec City @ Impérial Bell
- March 19 – Québec City @ Impérial Bell
- April 29 – Montréal @ MTelus
- April 30 – Montréal @ MTelus
- May 1 – Montréal @ MTelus
- May 2 – Montréal @ MTelus
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