2020 has been a lot of things for a lot of different people, but for Zachary Knowles it’s been a year of introductions, and music. With the release of his debut EP ‘magnolia’ and the following singles ‘city’ and ‘slow summer’, the Texas based singer-songwriter has kept busy and continually impressing people with his strong sonical vision.
Keeping the momentum building, his new single ‘super sad songs’ is one of his most commercially friendly singles yet. Reminiscent of the likes of Alec Benjamin, JP Saxe and Lauv, this indie-pop song intertwines a RNB smoothness with vocal runs inspired by Justin Bieber. With just a guitar and a simple pop beat leading the production, he allows his vocals to take centre stage and tell this story of heartbreak.
Reflecting on the breakdown of a relationship, Knowles finds himself lost and confused with what direction he should head in. Everything he does come back to them, so he finds himself not wanting to leave his room and just melt into a pile of sad songs that he keeps writing. “Honestly I’m getting tired of sitting in my room writing super sad songs bout you. And I’ve never been a liar, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t sleep till noon” he sings. It’s a relatable outlook on heartbreak, that is then backed up by its infectious hook that will get stuck in your head immediately.
‘super sad songs’ is a strong release that will encourage you to dive into Zachary Knowles’ back catalogue after a first listen if you aren’t already acquainted with his previous releases.