Zola Blood have announced their latest EP set for release on 22nd May via Akira Records, with title track ‘Two Hearts’, as well as eight dates across the EU at intimate venues. Following on from the release of their widely acclaimed debut album, ‘Infinite Games’ in 2017, East London based quartet, Zola Blood have been quietly working on new material in their Hackney-based studio. Resulting in a body of songs that channel intricate arrangements alongside a more direct and powerful sound. Since the album release, they’ve amassed over 50 million streams, testament to the depth, density and trance like quality both the song writing and production the 4-piece expertly channel.
As they embark on 2020, they now look towards the EP format to showcase their newest output and while the four tracks vocals float freely, offering glimpses into how their time on the road has influenced their music. In striking a balance between atmospheric electronica and an assertive low end, Zola Blood have always flirted with the dancefloor. A UK and Europe tour with esteemed Australian-trio RÜFÜS DU SOL, has left a visible mark on the band.
Three years on from their debut album, the ‘Two Hearts’ EP projects ideas of maturity and impermanence as the group deliver a dense electronic sound, that drives home feelings of change. Lead track ‘Two Hearts’, provides a deep driving introduction, setting the tone for the remainder of the EP and offering a harder sound in comparison to their previous offerings.
A further nod to the bittersweet essence of the EP, can be seen within the artwork. Referencing the Japanese art of Kintsugi, a tradition of fusing broken pottery back together with Gold. The EP reflects the philosophy behind the art, which challenges the idea that in order to preserve something, it can never change.
Showcasing their live-show, Zola Blood dive into a string of shows at intimate venues across Europe. Starting with a sold-out show at Colours, London on the 2nd May, they then head on towards Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Berlin, Warsaw, Prague and Berlin.