Being associated with two of Sweden’s biggest icons of contemporary pop is definitely not a hindrance to success in the music industry these days. And Zhala can boast exactly that. She performed as a chorist for Lykke Li and got signed on Robyn‘s very own music label Konichiwa Records in 2012.
In early 2014 she released her first EP ‘Prophet’. And it’s the title song that stands out from the rest of the pop tunes on that record. ‘Prophet’ is soaking with rave influences. So much that Zhala describes her own music as ‘religious rave’. It’s a label most appropriate for the tune that starts with a thumping, but still relatively mellow beat. But as soon as the sharp synths set in around the minute mark it steadily develops into a hardcore rave tune which feels almost comically exaggerated close to the end of the song.
It’s a very promising first release and the premiere of her newest tune, the catchy and upbeat ‘I’m in Love’ on the last weekend on P1 shows that we can expect a lot more from the Swedish songstress.
Genre: Synthpop / Rave
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