New Music Critique: Zana Messia Angelized

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Contact: zanamessiaangelized.com
Web: zanamessiaangelized.com
Seeking: Mgmt, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Indie Pop

This artist’s “Through The Screen,” with vivid lyric imagery conveyed by her rich, seductive voice (“I feel the wind blow through the screen”), oozes with sensuality. Good song, good structure; but the overbearing production is a distraction: somehow the song’s organic emotion and imagery is at odds with the hyper-brittle mega-digital sound quality. Same goes for the jazz chords-infused tune “Photoshopped,” where Zana’s rich, reverbed vocals are outdone by a chorale of backup vocals. The good news is that on “No Deal” Zana and her collaborators get it pretty right: her vocals are especially well recorded, nicely layered, and she––rather than a storm of synth effects––is the focal point.

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