LA-based artist Zhao just released a very nice track today titled Car, and it has a boy drivin’. A sweet and somber bop that encourages the light but inspired head nod, Zhao coincidentally has a sonic quality similar to Zhu, but different and unique in its own right. Sitting somewhere between an early 2000’s early R&B ballad and a 2010’s downtempo electro treat, the single seems to have the best of it all. Zhao has quite the pleasing head voice that gently sits atop his meticulous productions and alluring memories.
To hear him tell it:
“There’s a lot of dance tracks that coast along on a few phrases for imagery, but I wanted this to hit on something specific – like feeling responsible for the downfall of a relationship. A song where the person actually recognizes they fucked up, and knows the situation is irreparable. There’s no redemption in the end, the only consolation is the memory. We all carry moments like this around with us, and music has always been an outlet for me to ruminate and daydream – about myself, about things I’ve done, about what could have been.”
Stream Zhao’s ‘Car’ below and take a ride till the next one.