We caught up with Zella Day at the El Rey in Los Angeles Feb 19th on a string of West Coast direct support dates with LA outfit Milo Greene.
Following the release of her self-titled debut EP last fall featuring hit singles “Sweet Ophelia”, “East of Eden” and “Hypnotic”, Zella will release her debut full-length album spring 2015.
Zella Day first made a splash in 2012 with a cover of The White Stripe’s “Seven Nation Army,” which topped the Hype Machine.
Raised in Pinetop, Arizona, a small mountain town of 7,000, Zella embraced creativity early on inspired by a vast backdrop of natural beauty. Surrounding herself with other musicians, Zella’s family-owned Mor Mor Coffee House became a sanctuary for budding artists where she first performed sets of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, and Bobby Darin songs with only a guitar. Pulling dually from such songwriting legends and her old-West, Clint Eastwood-clad surroundings, Zella began writing songs with a distinct raw grit that continues to define her sound today.
Now based in Los Angeles, Zella continues her strong upward momentum with a debut EP under her belt and a stunning live show taken worldwide.