Behind the Song
Zaida was born into art. Her mother is an amazing artist, composer, and musician. “I remember sitting on the couch watching my mom's fingers move graciously throughout the piano keys. It was mesmerizing for me.” Zaida learned how to play the piano from her mother when she was 12 years old. “From then on, my love for music began, but not for the piano, my love was simply listening to the music.”
Inspired by musicians like Rob Thomas, Pink, and Jewel, Zaida is a storyteller in her song-writing. Zaida had a few lessons on her first, used and worn-out classical guitar, and started combining her own original poetry with some basic guitar melodies. That was the result of Zaida’s debut album, “Train Ride”. As an independent artist, Zaida released an EP called "Little Box of Secrets." Zaida’s single, Serendipity, is a story of love, exploring whether to take chances and opportunities when you see them. And Zaida's latest self-produced single, Savannah, showcases her expressive vocal delivery, as well as her storytelling. While listening to Savannah, the listener becomes a traveler.
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!
Heartfelt, Lively, Honest
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
My favorite part about being an artist is that I get to perform my songs. I love being on stage. It is my safe space. The stage is a place where I can fully be myself, feel confident, and feel utter happiness.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
The recording studio is my home away from home. It's a magical place, where my songs magically transpire. I love being behind the scenes, or soundboards, when it comes to recording my songs. I have full reign on the tone of the instruments, my vocals, the entire production. I get to technically tell my stories, as I feel them.
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
I read mainly psychological thrillers and comic books, and go to spin class a few times a week!
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
Rob Thomas. I have followed his career from the beginning, and his amazing achievements, especially Sidewalk Angels. I love the fact that although he is very successful, he is not a commercial artist, and he stays out of the limelight.
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?
Stay. This song has not been released yet. Four years ago, my father passed away. I wanted to desperately to write a song for him. The words nor melody did not want to come out of my being. I would get upset with myself. I would say to myself, "Why can't I write this song? It's what I do, I am a songwriter, and I can't write a song for my father." Then one month ago, the song came to life in a half hour. I finally wrote that song for my father, to my father. It was the most incredible, most emotional moment of my songwriting career.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
My next single, Bulletproof Queen, I am truly excited about. Compared to my latest single Savannah, it has a totally different sound. And, I am going to have a guest artist singing on the track. That track will hopefully be out this month. Get ready, because it will having you dancing!
Tell us where fans can access your music.