Pop artist Zach Hood breaking down boundaries with new EP ‘BLOSSOM’
Over the last two years, we have gleefully watched Zach Hood go from small-town songwriter to must-see musical success. Perhaps that’s what makes the young pop artist’s new EP so aptly named.
BLOSSOM officially drops on November 4.
Zach shares: “This EP is about a stage in life that everyone probably goes through.”
He adds: “It’s that time when you start to feel and experience things that your younger self couldn’t even imagine. I moved across the country, away from everyone and everything I knew, to chase a dream – not just for me but for everything I stand for. And while some people may not make a cross-country move, we all must make choices as we grow up. We all must face adversity and challenges; it’s part of being human. And it truly is a beautiful thing to experience this. We are all BLOSSOMING.”
So far this year, Hood has released three singles from BLOSSOM: “never knew a heart could break itself,” “lonely isn’t the word for this,” and “when she was mine,” all to critical acclaim.
The EP also features the song “i ain’t rich, girl,” a nod to the Hall & Oates classic, “Rich Girl.”
Zach says: “The story of this song is honestly pretty wild.”
He adds: “My manager had always wanted to flip a classic song and came to me with the idea to re-make ‘Rich Girl,’ but a modern version that leans a bit more wholesome. With the help of rockstar producer, Andrew Goldstein, we left the studio with a song that we believed had true hit potential. But during the clearance process, Daryl Hall originally said ‘No’ to our version being released. So, we wrote page-long letters explaining why this was so important to us.”
He continues: “Miraculously, we got a message back saying our version was approved to be released, and that our words ‘spoke to Daryl.’ We love that our version might bring some renewed attention to a classic song that our parents enjoyed. That’s the fun of song flips: they connect different generations of music lovers.”
Born and raised in Daphne, Alabama, Hood went from tirelessly posting content on social media and amassing an impressive number of followers to signing a record deal with Arista and landing representation from William Morris Endeavor. In May of 2022, Hood made his debut festival performance at Hangout Fest in his home state of Alabama. He was the only Alabama native on the bill.
His music has landed on Spotify’s Pop Rising, Rising US, US Viral 50, Global Viral 50, UK Viral 50, and Australia Viral 50 among other playlists.
Through his craft, Hood has proven that his hyper vulnerability can capture the Gen Z crowd that seems to be reshaping music as we know it.