Zella Day Tests Out New Songs For Her Next Album At Moroccan Lounge REVIEW+PHOTOS: ZELLA DAY @ MOROCCAN LOUNGE 11/21/17
Los Angeles, CA- Zella Day has been a busy little bee this year recording her new album and touring as the opening act for Lana Del Rey (which earned the singer a good amount of new fans). This time Zella joined her boo Korey Dane at the Moroccan Lounge in the City of Angels. The indie singer songwriter just recently released a new collaboration with Dane; the melodic tune with a brutal name: “Blood On the Mattress”.
After Korey’s headlining performance, Ms. Day took the stage for a special appearance to test some new material on us. At only 22, Zella has an impressive list of musical achievements under her belt. Not only is she finishing up her third studio record, but she’s slayed the stages of some major music festival including the “It” crowd’s favorite Coachella and iHeart Radio Music Festival.
On this night, we got a little taste of what to expect from her upcoming album. Zella started her set with the acoustic “Where The Devil Hides”. She then performed a song called “Chinatown” which I have a feeling will be a popular song that will surely garner her new fans as its melody instantly got stuck in my head. I could only wish to replay “Chinatown” after the show, but I guess I’ll have to wait until the release of her album.
The indie songstress’ music combines the cinematic vibe and lyricism of her fellow artist Lana Del Rey with the voice of young Stevie Nicks. Throw in a dash of Joni Mitchell and sprinkle a little acoustic guitar in there and you get the bohemian realism of Zella Day Kerr.
The singer chose to play dreamy indie pop “Man On The Moon” as the only song from her previous records.
For the encore, Zella reunited with Korey to play their new single “Blood On the Mattress”. Dane originally recorded the ballad he wrote for Zella by himself and got it pressed in vinyl as a birthday gift for the songstress. “It’s your story, you should tell it,” Korey said to Zella after joining her on stage for the encore. After hearing the record, Zella couldn’t resist but to sing it with Dane which resulted in their duo and the recent release. It was a lovely romantic story and, in my humble opinion, the best song of the night. I wish all romances would give birth to such collaborations.