ZALI is an award-winning Irish singer songwriter, hailing from Athlone, now based in Dublin, who has spent the last few years hypnotising Irish and UK audiences with her powerful vocals and her distinct cross-genre sound of pop-soul. Today she shares a Christmas hit, ‘Best Day’: https://lnk.to/ZALI
ZALI says: “This new song is my contribution of positivity, hope, and joy to the world this year. To give the world through my music, a much-needed reason to dance.”
Like the lyrics suggests, “After the year we’ve had, we deserve one perfect day. Even though our lives have been changed, to know we’ll be okay.”
Music has been ZALI’s passion since childhood, and her involvement as a lead vocalist in the church choir helped ZALI develop her powerful voice, dynamic vocal range, and signature sound of old-school R&B mixed with pop and soul.
ZALI’s path to a career in music has been unconventional. She studied finance and accounting in Dublin, graduating in 2013, and began a career in corporate finance before choosing to leave it behind to pursue her musical dream.
Inspired by artists like Amy Winehouse, Toni Braxton, and Frank Ocean, ZALI uses her talents to capture true emotions. The embodiment of a storyteller, weaving through life experiences and expertly transforming them through captivating lyrics and a combination of lively and soul filled beats.
Her debut single ‘Can’t Stop’ gathered over 120,000 streams worldwide, leading to highlight performances in her home town of Dublin at reputable venues such as RTE 2FM, JOE.ie, Abner Brown’s, IMRO, and Facebook HQ.
Her follow-up single ‘Girls Like Us’ described as “heartbreak with a twist” which boasts of the strength, solidarity, and freedom in womanhood has garnered over 60,000 streams on Spotify and have been among the latest additions to official Spotify playlists such as ‘The New Éire’ and Universal Music’s ‘This is Ireland’ showcasing the country’s top acts. And thanks to the support and positive reception all around, ‘Girl’s Like Us’ secured the award of ‘Best Irish Single’ at the 2018 Irish Post Music Awards, in addition to her show-stopping live televised performance with TG4 and The Irish Post at the INEC Killarney to a crowd of 3,000 people.
A major ambition for ZALI is to make a positive impact in her home country through her music and involvement in the music industry. With hopes that as she continues to grow her community, to use her platform to continue focusing on causes close to her heart and making an impact where possible.
‘Best Day’, ZALI’s modern take on traditional Christmas songs, is out today: https://lnk.to/ZALI