Q&A Scene: Zii

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
The new single is titled Belief. It’s an inside looking out view of how my faith has influenced my view of the world and a reflection based on my experience after having migrated to Australia.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
I would describe it as a lasagne. Although lasagne often appears simple and easy to make it actually takes great skill to put together. You have to make sure the texture and the consistency of the flavours is just right and presentation is key.
Which song resonates most strongly and why?
I have a song on the EP titled “A Place Called self“. I think that is the song that accurately describes how I felt at that exact point in time. Everything from the composition to how the words were written makes it my most favourite track on the EP.

Any on the road anecdotes?
When I travelled to Wondonga last year for a youth event after my set I had a whole heap of kids come up to me yelling Will.I.AM. Strangely enough that’s not the first time I’ve been called that. But I decided not correct them. Somewhere on the Internet you’ll find pictures of the fake Will.I.Am. That’s probably me.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Life and personal experiences. Because my world view is filtered through my faith I’m inspired by the people around me. Often an interaction with someone leads to a connection that either triggers an emotion or inspires a story and that’s what I write about.
What’s next for you?
After the release of this single I plan to do a few shows which will be followed by the release of my EP titled Through these eyes.
What’s your scene?
Anywhere they play soul music you’ll find me there.

About Zii

With the successful release of his first single “This is Afrika”, Zii is back with a new single titled “Belief” featuring Natalie Ruiz.

“This single is an inside looking out view of how my faith has influenced my view of the world around me” says Zii.

Having lived in Australia for just over 10years, Belief expresses Zii’s journey which has been fuelled by his faith.

The journey’s been very interesting, I would have never thought I’d experience half the things I’ve been through. From racial discrimination, being stereotyped because of my faith to making amazing friends that have taught me about myself as well as this new place I now call home, I’ve both grown as an individual and formed an interesting world view that is influenced by a blend of cultures and founded on both negative and positive experiences.”

Produced by Byron Hosking, who is now based in London working for The Lab Recordings Studio, this single is driven primarily by its funky feel backed by Natalie Ruiz’s stellar voice.

Zii’s single will be released on September 4 2015 through ZIIMUSIC

Upcoming Gigs

Sunday 6th September 2015
The Evelyn – Melbourne VIC
‘Momentum’ event featuring The Core-tet, hosted by Foreign Brothers.

Saturday 26 September 2015
WestWaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex – West Melbourne VIC
Hosted by Community Beam

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