Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Zella Day grew up in the small town of Pinetop, Arizona with a bohemian family that encouraged her creative expression. Even from a young age, Day was drawn to music, covering her favorite Bob Dylan songs at her grandmother’s local coffee house at the mere age of 9. At age thirteen, she decided to record her first collection of songs. By the time she was twenty, her debut album Kicker was receiving acclaim from major publications, and she was taking the stage at some of the most prestigious festivals in the country like Bonnaroo and Coachella.
The success of her debut prompted her move to LA, where she was inducted into a community of creatives. She made friends with the likes of Lana Del Rey and Weyes Blood while honing her artistry and voice, making some of her most touching and heartfelt music yet. Between her appearance on Lana’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club, or her duets with Weyes Blood, Zella Day is everywhere, making more enthralling music with each project she releases.
Now, Zella is gearing up for the release of her sophomore album and performing on the festival circuit. We caught up with her at Austin City Limits this past weekend and learned more about the making of the album and more!