It’s no secret that over here at Betty & Kora HQ we LOVE local music. Therefore, we’re stoked to share with you “Get Dark,” one of the new tracks from The Zolas‘ forthcoming third studio album Swooner, out March 4 via Light Organ Records.
The record marks a major departure from both the cabaret rock of 2009’s Tic Toc Tic and the atmospheric minimalism of Ancient Mars. This time around, the band dove headlong into vibrant, experimental pop, showcased by stirring modern production.
Swooner is highlighted by flashes of grungy hard-panned guitars, Prince-like synth flourishes, eurodance vocals, electric pianos and arpeggiators, all of which feel shockingly comfortable in their new homes. Bass textures effortlessly mesh with radiating anthemic vocals in synth-pop hit “Get Dark.” Fuzzed out guitar-riffs drive title track “Swooner” as it builds to an unexpected, energetic chorus. Moving into “Male Gaze,” an infectious hook-driven track, it becomes clear that The Zolas have emerged at the top of their creative game.
Catch the Vancouver prolific indie-pop band on tour through Canada this Spring at one – or all! – of the following dates: