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ZASKA’s New Single “Just For One Day” feat. Melina Malone Released This Friday, with Full-Band Headline Show

August 9, 2022

ZASKA’s next single, “Just For One Day” featuring R&B singer Melina Malone, is out this Friday 12 August. Pre-save it here.

To celebrate the release, catch the first full-band ZASKA headline show in a year for Funk Fridays at The Lighthouse Top Deck in Dun Laoghaire on 12 August. The powerhouse pipes of Melina Malone and Jess Kav will be on hand, along with an amazing horn section and Max Zaska’s incredible band with room to dance. Tickets on sale now.

“Just For One Day” is the latest single from ZASKA’s long-awaited sustainability-themed second album, “A Better Way” due out in October. 

The sultry yearning of this slow-burning love song delivers Max Zaska’s delicate dreamy guitar riffs under Melina Malone’s smokey R&B runs.

“I sent Melina an instrumental track from a writing session to see if she wanted to sing something over it. I was blown away with what she sent back so quickly and how she created such beautiful lyrics and vocals,” Zaska explained.

“This was one of those lovely songs where the lyrics just fell out of me. I wrote it with the idea of it being a love song,” Melina explained. “Then Max told me about the concept of the album and how he saw it as if I were singing from the perspective of Mother Earth asking us to love her as much as she loves us. I thought that was such a beautiful interpretation.” Malone continues, “The song is ultimately one of hope, that if we can keep going just for one day, that maybe we’ll be alright after all.”

“Just For One Day” is the second ZASKA track to be released on edbl recordings, the UK label of singer-songwriter, producer, and guitarist edbl, a prominent artist in the much-hyped South London scene who, like Max Zaska, is known for his collaborations that blend hip hop, jazz, neo-soul, and R&B.

ZASKA’s previous single, “Gone In A Minute” featuring J Smith, released in June, landed on the New in R&B Apple Music playlist, gaining more than 35,000 streams in its first four weeks.

Tipped as ‘one of the best voices in Ireland” Dublin-born Melina Malone is featured on Mango X MathMan’s 2021 club banger “Heartbreaks & Promises.” She has released four singles and is writing new material for her debut album.

Max Zaska is an Irish guitarist, songwriter, musical director, and producer best known for his feel-good blend of neo-soul, modern funk, and indie jazz. ZASKA is a supergroup of Irish talent with collaboration at its heart that began with the band’s original vocalist, Hozier. Look for ZASKA’s second album “A Better Way” out this October.

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