Zella Day is a singer-songwriter and musician from Arizona. Not too long ago, she released a music video for her “People Are Strangers” single.

Zella Day – “People Are Strangers” music video

“People are strangers, I’m getting stranger. The moment they want to get closer, I push them further. You’re only alone for a little while, so do what you can to sit back and smile. They tell you that they’ll never tell you a lie. Put you in a spell to get you on their side. They’re trying to hide, but they’re crossing the line, and it’s bad behavior.” – lyrics

‘People Are Strangers’ finds Zella Day cautioning listeners to the fact that people can be dangerous due to the strangeness of their human nature. Therefore, she pushes people away whenever they try to get too close to her comfort zone.

The audiovisual was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by iconic photographer, Neil Krug (Lana Del Rey, Tame Impala). Also, he shot the EP artwork for “Where Does the Devil Hide” and the single artwork for “People Are Strangers”.

Zella Day

Zella Day press photo by Neil Krug

Photo by Neil Krug

“I began writing ‘People Are Strangers’ on the bathroom floor after a night of learning an ugly truth about my lover. I brought the idea to Nashville where I finished the song by taking a dark subject matter and approaching it with simplicity. There is a sweetness to the lyrics and melodies of ‘People Are Strangers’ that is meant to inspire empathy towards the ones that have hurt us.” – Zella Day

Zella Day is a free-spirited songstress in the tradition of Stevie Nicks and Dusty Springfield. She steps out of a sweet haze and into the California sun with a soulful stoned timbre and lyrical eloquence above Tarantino soundtrack-worthy disco-dripping psychedelia.

“Where Does the Devil Hide”

Zella Day - Where Does The Devil Hide (EP Artwork Courtesy of Neil Krug)

EP Artwork Courtesy of Neil Krug

“Working with Zella at Easy Eye came as a creative partnership in so many ways. She’s such a free thinker. These songs showcase her in a way that is honest and self-realized.” – Dan Auerbach (a GRAMMY® Award-winning Black Keys founder and producer)

Zella comes from a line of strong women who have called the West Coast home for decades. This genetic and geographical linkage is largely responsible for her passionate embrace and understanding of human nature, psychedelia, and California’s history of creative subversion.

“People Are Strangers”

Zella Day - People are Strangers (Single Artwork Courtesy of Neil Krug)

Single Artwork Courtesy of Neil Krug

“This is a powerful place for me to pick up and begin again. I remain true to who I am and it’s down the rabbit hole we go.” – Zella Day

‘People Are Strangers’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the sentimental tune possesses sun-soaked instrumentation scented with a classic California vibration. Furthermore, “People Are Strangers” serves as a fantastic presentation to what listeners can expect to hear on Zella Day’s forthcoming five-song EP, entitled, “Where Does the Devil Hide”.

We recommend adding Zella Day’s “People Are Strangers” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.


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