INTRO BY KAT VISTI
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
Zachariah recently released his latest single “Winter Doesn’t Wait” on February 15th. He falls somewhere between Sam Smith and Troye Sivan, but he has his own talent. We sat down with Zachariah to learn more about the single and his music.
When did you first decide that you wanted to pursue music?
ZACHARIAH: “I’ve always wanted to be a musician for as long as I can remember, since I was a little kid. In the first grade I dressed up like Elvis on career day.”
How would you describe your music in three words?
ZACHARIAH: “Nostalgic sad-boy pop.”
Who are some of your musical influences?
ZACHARIAH: “I grew up listening to a lot of different music, from Radiohead to Chet Baker to Lana Del Rey. I studied jazz in high school and I think that definitely influenced me melodically in my writing.”
You recently released your new single “Winter Doesn’t Wait” – can you tell us a little about the song and the process creating it?
ZACHARIAH: “The song is about how time is fleeting- especially time spent with the person you love. I wrote it with my friends David Burris (he produced it too) and Brooke Tomlinson, after coming back from a short trip away from LA. I was dreading coming back to my part time jobs and the monotony of LA, and ‘winter doesn’t wait’ popped into my head- I wanted to hold on to that one week of summer for as long as I could.”
Where do you find most inspiration when creating music?
ZACHARIAH: “For me, a lot of inspiration comes when I’m not trying to write. I’ve written some of my favorite lyrics sitting in traffic or at a party in the bathroom. I’m not someone that can sit in my sadness and write about what happened to me that day. I have moments of reflection- sometimes about things that happened years ago that come to me when I’m not asking for them to. I sometimes try to stir up that reflection by going on walks around my neighborhood - it’s been rainy and grey in LA recently so it’s been kinda perfect.”
Is there anything else we can expect from you in the coming months?
ZACHARIAH: “I’ll be releasing some more singles in the following months, and hopefully an EP by the end of the year.”