SINGLE REVIEW: Zachary – Young

2018 has been a year of growth, exploration and understanding for emerging Brisbane singer-songwriter, Zachary. After featuring on the YouTube series The Sharespace at the end of last year, he has really come a long way by honing his craft and showcasing who he is as an artist. Through the release of a string of singles he has offered a groovy and experimental sound that cites influences from the likes of Jon Bellion and Troye Sivan. Whilst his material is ultimately groovy and euphoric, he also offers an emotional and honest underlying tone with reflective lyrics. And to tie this experimental year together he has decided to release one final single that perfectly sums up the year that was. Reflecting on his past, present and future, ‘Young’ will be one of those songs that will really resonate with people who have tackled hardships and learnt the importance of self love and living in the moment. Beginning with vocal distortion and dreamy new-wave synths that intertwine with keys he offers a sound that is reminiscent of LAUV and is very current and fresh. Finding his feet in the mid-tempo range he adds in a growing sonical structure which is complimented with female harmonies in the choruses that layer the story together. But it’s the build up to the final chorus that is so cinematic and perfect. The collision of sounds burst with the gritty guitar riff and will have you feeling fully satisfied. He manages to take you on your own personal reflective journey which will have you confidently singing at the end, “we will be young forever” and ready to tackle on the next chapter that 2019 holds.