Zella Day - Kicker
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 75 ratings
2015 Ratings: #119
Liked by 2 people
June 1, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Pinetop, Hollywood / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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The first time I heard this album I thought I was hearing a younger version of Lana Del Rey. I think this LP has good songs, some of my favorites are Mustang Kids and 1965. A good debut, hope to hear more from her.
This album is one of my favorites. After seeing her live, it made me like it even more. She has an incredible vibe and energy. All of the songs are catchy and make you feel either happy or super vulnerable. Standouts to me are High and Jameson.
Zella Day has a mysterious western persona on most of this album. Most of these songs sound like they could be about multiple things. All in all this albums not perfect but really grabs my attention.
"Kicker" is a compelling debut album that shows a lot of potential. I like that not only Zella's voice, but also the bulk of the production has a distinct sound to it. The music sounds best when the western influences - which this album has a lot of - are really accentuated. When it comes to the more electronic, pop-leaning songs, it's a little more of a hit or miss situation.

Favorites: Jerome, Ace of Hearts, East of Eden, Hypnotic, Jameson
I loved this album it's so nostalgic and emotional while having great production and VOCALS. It does feel a bit Tumblr-ish but I mean it was 2015. Lyrics are great for your instagram bio. The genre is what I like to call alt-pop-but-not-really.

Fav: high, shadow preachers, ace of hearts
Least Fav: Hypnotic (it was a bit too pop), Compass (forgetable)
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Track List

  1. Jerome
  2. High
  3. Ace of Hearts
  4. 1965
  5. East of Eden
  6. Hypnotic
  7. Mustang Kids [feat. Baby E]
  8. The Outlaw Josey Wales
  9. Jameson
  10. Shadow Preachers
  11. Sweet Ophelia
  12. Compass
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Added on: March 18, 2015