EP REVIEW: Zella Day ‘Zella Day EP’

A hybrid of Lorde and the sultry Lana Del Rey with a powerful claim on the pop throne and the princess’ tiara poised and ready for snatching.  With a legacy so fruitful; it’s no wonder the LA-based, future-diva Zella Day is starting to create such a stir within the pop industry, with her recently released self-titled debut EP.

Fond of vividly sweet imagery and shining beacons of beauty; the Zella Day EP opens with the mesmerising  ‘East Of Eden’.  “Denim sky unbuttoned down the middle/spilling out/little by little” chirps Day over this intensifying ballad, before exploding into a bridge that wouldn’t go amiss in the Lana Del Rey Born To Die era.

Following up this mammoth EP opener is ‘Compass’; showcasing an extremely nostalgic marriage between Day’s impeccable vocal and the extremely emotional piano riff.  Again using passionate illustrations to paint flamboyant pictures – “cover me in honeysuckle memories” – ‘Compass’ is easily the Zella Day EP’s champion song, and delivers crystal clear evidence that Day lives up to her legacy.

Penultimate track ‘Hypnotic’ again changes the EP’s direction, by shining a light on a more raucous, edgier side of Day, yet still complying with the fundamental elements of a shimmering pop song.  With ‘Hypnotic’ then being bettered by fourth and final track, ‘Sweet Ophelia’, a domineering showcase of pure, raw talent; there’s no doubt of how exceedingly strong and extremely fantastic Zella Day’s debut EP really is.

Does pop have a new princess?  Make the judgement for yourself on the flawless Zella Day EP by Zella Day; available to purchase and listen to now.

Ella Scott

Ella Scott

Ella Scott

Gigslutz Editor, token Geordie and Blur fangirl. Naturally, achieving Vicky Pattinson's VIP edge is what drives me to get up in the morning.