London-based platinum-selling artist ZYRA returns with brand-new single “Heart’s On Fire”, the title track of her newly released self-written/produced debut EP. Having already racked up over a staggering 150 million streams on Spotify alone, plus millions more across other platforms, the independent artist is set to continue her impressive trajectory with this latest release.
Having spent the last six years mastering the art of producing her own music, ZYRA made “Heart’s On Fire” after being inspired by the likes of UK producers Joel Corry and Shift K3Y. The end result is an incredibly infectious, fun dance-pop track that showcases ZYRA’s knack for addictive melodies and toplines that have attracted the attention of various global producers. The track is the latest in a string of new releases that form ZYRA’s EP, which is her first solo music since previously collaborating and finding success with ODESZA on “Say My Name” and “It’s Only”—the first tracks to shine a light on ZYRA’s gorgeous vocals and impressive songwriting abilities on a global scale.
Speaking more on the creation of “Heart’s On Fire”, ZYRA says, “I produced the track in Ableton and then wrote the song, cut the vocals and mixed and mastered it. There are plenty of male producers in their fifties, but female producers, especially in pop, are so much rarer. There need to be more girls inspired to create their own music and take control of the process, and hopefully I can be someone’s inspiration someday.”
A true force to be reckoned with and artistically at the top of her game, and with much more to come this year from the DIY musician, ZYRA is surely one to watch out for in 2021. “Heart’s On Fire” is available to buy/stream now on all platforms: https://lnk.to/ZYRA-heartsonfire
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ZYRA was never the girl who always sang at school. She made electronic pop on GarageBand and performed songs she’d made at school events. The summer before dropping out of university to pursue music, she wrote a song to Disclosure’s “You & Me (Flume Remix)” and sent it to Flume. After he replied with complimentary words about her craft, ZYRA decided to write to more of his songs. He was the first person to recognise and appreciate ZYRA’s knack for toplining, which was highlighted further when she went on to collaborate with production duo ODESZA on tracks “Say My Name” and “It’s Only”. Hundreds of millions of streams later, ZYRA is ready to unleash new music into the world, beginning with her debut EP and new single “Heart’s On Fire”, which is out everywhere now on all platforms.
Outside of music, ZYRA’s main ethos centres around inclusivity and equality. A member of the LGBTQ+ community, she loves meeting people from all walks of life. “People should treat each other with respect and kindness”, she says. “I am also very passionate about supporting friends and peers with mental health problems because I have bipolar. Without medication, my life falls apart. I look up to artists like Halsey who manage to create their art and run their brand while managing bipolar really well. I think Halsey in particular is a hero of mine because she deals with what I deal with and therefore seeing her conquering the world is massively inspiring.”