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Zapho Announces Debut Album & Lead Single ‘Peoples’

January 31, 2022

First release from debut album, alt-pop artist Zapho plans to release the groove-drenched anthemic single ‘Peoples’ this Spring, co-written and co-produced by Steven McCann (Rvstless).

Stacked with bass, drums & walls of vocal hooks that will have you chanting the chorus, this is a welcome return for this exciting independent songwriter/producer.

Following on from successful single releases ‘Fight Me’ (2020), ‘Water Me’ (2019), as well as brilliant collaborative releases with the likes of Tolü Makay and Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Zapho is back with a bang with a brand new single release ‘Peoples’ coming out on February 3rd off her debut album, set for release in 2022.

No stranger to media, her previous releases have made Hotpress’ Track of the Day and Nialler9’s Best Songs of the Week, as well as being featured across key Spotify editorial playlists, R&B UK and Spotify & Chill, and being championed on BBC Sounds and ATL BBC Ulster – we anticipate great things with this new single!

Genre wise an eclectic mixed bag, Zapho draws from pop, alternative, soul, and indie influences, creating a unique sound that is truly her own. Infectious hooks, driving beats, rich electro soundscapes all wrapped up in her memorable alt-pop sound, she is an artist that has been noticeably impressing the industry since her launch in 2019.

A long awaited debut album, the time is right for Zapho to release this 10 track collection to the world, set to feature collaborations with fellow artists Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Decarteret and producer Steven McCann aka Rvstless.

Zapho effortlessly infuses LGBT+ themes, female-focused narratives, that cross genres and push musical boundaries, with catchy melodies that feel familiar, yet totally new.

With past experiences acting as tour support for Cathy Davey, as well as playing in her band, Zapho was awarded First Music Contact recording stimulus and the Arts Council Agility Award in 2021 in order to pursue releasing her debut album. This artist is about to embark on a truly exciting time, sharing this body of work that has been compiled of coming-of-age experiences and heralding the establishment of her own voice and identity.

Peoples’ invites the listener into Zapho’s alt-pop world, indulging in fantasy and creating a soundscape for that voice in your head that asks the hard questions. This anthemic single is all about putting yourself out there, finding out who you are and the type of people you’re drawn to. Recruiting those you relate to – once you find your people – you start to discover who you really are.

What Zapho has to say about the single:

“Genre wise my music and style is a mixed bag, but so am I, that’s the Zapho sound. I wanted to make something that felt honest to me, I’m a lover of all types of music – it’s about striking that unique balance! ‘Peoples’ is very much so a reflection of my younger self, searching for the types of people that excited me, spiritually, romantically, platonically, creatively.”

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