A morning lost to the endless playlist-making opportunities of Soundcloud led us to discover Arizona popstress Zella Day. And now we’re hooked. From the stomping beats of ‘Sweet Ophelia’ to a haunting cover of The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’, we’ve fallen for this girl’s enchanting voice, not to mention her effortlessly boho look. We caught up with her for a quick chat on her style and sound.
How would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard it before?
What’s ‘Sweet Ophelia’ about? What inspired the lyrics?
It’s about losing something irreplaceable, an emotion that’s universally understood.
Who would you love to collaborate with?
Frank Ocean! I go nuts for his lyrics. He has a gritty approach to his music – he isn’t trying to hide anything and it’s that vulnerability that I really respect.
What would your music sound like together?
Our music together would be a hybrid called Frezella Docean and it would sound like the sweetest nightmare you’ve ever had.
What are your wardrobe go-tos?
I live in vintage slip dresses – I like the romantic look of them and it means I’ll never run into somebody wearing the same thing! I also have the dopest black platforms from Topshop that I found at Nordstrom and I kind of wear them with everything and would wear them to sleep if I could.
Any style icons?
I’ve caught the Erin Wasson bug. She wears boots like no one else and she’s proud to be exactly who she is. Her taste is impeccable from the art hanging on her walls to her messy hair. Give me some of that fire!
Tell us something no one else knows…
I have a belly dancing costume in my closet, and not a Princess Jasmine kind, the real deal.
Keep up-to-date with Zella Day on her Facebook page.