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With the release of her new single, “Blue,” and a debut EP on the way, San Francisco-based artist, ZOLA, is quickly making a name for herself in the indie pop world.

“Blue” is undoubtedly a minimalist song, the highlight of which is ZOLA’s striking voice. The track is a powerful blend of soul, jazz, R&B, and indie pop that starts off nice and slow and builds up into a celestial climax before making its way back down.

Thought I’d be used to not having you,” ZOLA sings throughout the song, a reminder of a previous relationship that led to more personal growth than she ever could have imagined. “We were just kids, I don’t regret it,” she continues.

“‘Blue’ is about going back to a snippet in my life looking for answers I thought I needed to move forward,” ZOLA told I Heart Moosiq.

“It’s about being okay with not fully understanding the words said or things done. It’s about reminiscing on a relationship and falling in love with it all over again because without it I wouldn’t have learned and grown.”

“Blue” sees ZOLA striking a fine balance between craftsmanship and simplicity, proving that music doesn’t always have to be bright and flashy to be good.

The new song follows in the footsteps of breakout single “Too Fast, Too Soon.” Both tracks are off the singer’s debut EP which is set to release this Fall. To hear more from ZOLA, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

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