Calgary neo-soul singer-songwriter and producer Zacarias is releasing a new track for ‘Why Did You?‘ a moody ballad about trying to put the pieces of a broken relationship back together.
Unafraid to show his vulnerability on his sleeves, Zacarias’ downtrodden refrains and the track’s meditative pace work like the slow, circling thoughts of heartbreak.
“All of my songs deal with relationships and human interaction,” said Zacarias. “By sharing my own experiences of love and loss, I hope to give people moments to reflect on, feelings to go back to, and maybe inspire some sort of positive change in their lives.”
Getting to the sad core of various matters of the heart, Zacarias’ smooth grooves were born from the dark soul of Daniel Caesar and alternative R&B world of Frank Ocean.
The father of a one-year-old hasn’t let his new role or COVID-19 slow him down, over the past year he’s quietly released 18 singles on SoundCloud, culminating in two separate releases: 2019 debut LP, Manilaman, which hit the No. 1 spot on the CJSW chart; and 2020 EP, ISO, another collection of easy-on-the-ears, head-bobbing slow jams.
“I’ve used every moment of the pandemic to grow as a father and husband, first and foremost, and also to develop as an artist,” he said. “It’s been a lot to juggle, but it’s been a productive period, that’s for sure.”
Also an emerging producer, Zacarias has collaborated with a number of Alberta artists, and a new project with hip hop act A.Y.E. is currently in the works.
Look for a string of new singles from Zacarias throughout 2020.