Singer Zella Day's third studio album, titled "Sunday in Heaven," was released on October 14, 2022. This new album follows 2009's Powered by Love and 2015's Kicker.
Zella Day, who was born on March 13, 1995, started making music while still in her teens. Her first album, Powered by Love, was released in 2009 under her own label.
Day spent her childhood in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, where she was surrounded by the art community and café that her parents helped found.
When Zella Day was young, her mother pushed her toward a career in music by encouraging her to take guitar lessons.
After picking up a guitar for the first time at age 9, Zella Day's earliest compositions drew inspiration from her parents' classic singer-songwriter albums and the mysterious beauty of the desert landscape she lived in.
Cynics vs. Dreamers, Zella Day's debut EP, was released independently in 2012. It was Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry of Wax Ltd. who produced the album. 'Simple Song' was used in the movie 'Tooth Fairy 2'.
And in the same year, Zella Day covered "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, which also went to the top of Hype Machine's charts. There have been more than 50 million plays of the song on Spotify.
While Sam Martin was a guest on the 2013 episode of "All These Roads" hosted by Sultan & Ned Shepard, Zella Day was also featured. Billboard praised the single for its "ebbs and flows with harmonies and rhythmic shifts" after it was first played on Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 show in early October 2014.
Single "Sweet Ophelia" from the Zella Day EP (b-side "1965") was released in April of 2014. The music video, directed by Gianennio Salucci, premiered online on April 6, a day before the 7′′ was officially released by B3Sci Records and Pinetop Records (an imprint of Hollywood Records) in collaboration with Zella Day.
On September 23, 2014, Zella Day dropped an extended play. Atwood magazine called it a "intangible tapestry of sound and raw emotion, blanketing the pop, alternative, and folk genres," and it was widely acclaimed.
The EP reached the top 16 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and received rave reviews. 'Hypnotic,' the EP's closing track, was chosen as iTunes Single of the Week and later released as the album's second single.
On the acoustic version of Borns' "Electric Love" from his debut EP, Candy, released in December 2014, Zella Day appeared as a guest vocalist.
In 2015, Zella Day announced her second studio album titled Kicker on February 27. Over eight million people have watched the video that Gianennio Salucci directed on Vevo.
Zella Day released her first single, "High," in May of 2015, and made her television debut the following month, performing the song live on Conan.
Pinetop Records and Hollywood Records issued Kicker on June 2, 2015. Album title alludes to the historic Arizona mining town where Zella Day's parents wed, and its themes of toxic relationships, divorce, dysfunctional families, and infatuation are explored throughout.
"The music's spiritual resonance is clearly influenced by the Northern Arizona mountains that sheltered my creative energy from any outside implications of city mentality," she said of the album.
The album peaked at number 65 on the US Billboard 200 and number seven on the US Top Alternative, earning praise for being both intimate and expansive.
BlackBook declared, "it's safe to say this girl's on the way to becoming a household name," and Interview lauded Day's "own charmed style."
When Zella Day appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly on December 17, 2015, she sang a few songs. She appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on January 4, 2016, and sang "Hypnotic."
Three major music festivals, including the Billboard Hot 100 Fest, Music Midtown, and the iHeart Radio Music Festival, followed Zella Day's third national TV appearance. The press took notice of her hypnotic debut at Coachella in 2016; Los Angeles Magazine called her set there "a must-see."
To promote her latest single "Mustang Kids," Zella Day returned to Last Call with Carson Daly on May 4, 2016 as a musical guest.
The song "Mustang Kids," which features a verse from Florida rapper Baby E. and a music video directed by Tim Mattia, was officially released on June 9, 2016 as the latest single before a headlining tour in June.
Following her 2016 June North American headline run, in July Zella Day opened for Los Angeles neo-soul band Fitz and the Tantrums and in August she did the same for Michael Franti and the Spearhead.
When Zella Day announced a 7" release of "Man on the Moon" through B3Sci last October, that was the month it was released as a single. The digital premiere of "Hunnie Pie," the B-side to the 7" release of "Man on the Moon," took place in November of 2016.
Zella Day posted a letter to her social media on November 29th, 2018, explaining that she had been dropped from her label and production deal.
On December 14, she announced the news with a video and a new song titled "I Don't Know How To End" that she posted to her website. At the 2018 LA to the Moon Tour, Zella Day was a special guest of Lana Del Rey.
A cover of "For Free" by Zella Day, Weyes Blood, and Lana Del Rey was performed at The Hollywood Bowl on October 10, 2019, as part of Del Rey's The Norman Fucking Rockwell! Tour. When the song was finished, the three played it at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Zella Day released a new version of "You Sexy Thing" on October 25. After signing a deal with Easy Eye Sound and Concord Records, Day released the singles “People Are Strangers” in April and “My Game” in May, alongside accompanying music videos.
On April 27, Zella Day announced an EP titled Where Does the Devil Hide. The announcement was followed by the releases of “Purple Haze” and “Only a Dream” in July.
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