With every new album an artist makes, there’s an evolution, another chapter. But for Zella Day, her new record, Sunday In Heaven, is a whole other book.
Zella Day is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter. Hailing from the remote town of Pinetop, Arizona, Zella was raised by a bohemian family and immediately gravitated towards music as a child. At nine years old, she started covering Dylan; after cutting her teeth performing at her grandmother’s coffee house, Zella recorded her first collection of songs at age thirteen. At age twenty, she released her debut, Kicker, which won her accolades from critics, multiple television appearances, and sets at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and more.
Following the release of Kicker, Zella shifted gears, her artistry and confidence evolving as she settled into her new home of L.A. Finding a tribe of local creative cohorts - including Lana Del Rey, Weyes Blood, photographer/artist Neil Krug and more - allowed Day to bloom into her most musically authentic self, writing songs that showed a growth and compassion well beyond her years. An EP – Where Does The Devil Hide, produced by Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach – was released in 2020. In 2021, with millions of streams under her belt, Day released a duet with Weyes Blood called “Holocene,” and appeared on Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over The Country Club, covering Joni Mitchell with Del Rey and Weyes Blood in a symbolic passing of the sonic torch from one great L.A. songstress to the new generation.
Time has sharpened Day's sonic and lyrical prowess and Sunday In Heaven is a powerful statement – an expansive exploration from an artist truly in her prime. Heaven, indeed.