Influenced by the likes of M83, Chairlift, RHYE, Miguel, and Gorillaz, LA-based indie electronic powerhouse Zhao returns with vibrancy per his latest single, “Car.” This full bodied joint fuses elements of alt-soul with a house-esque cadence, boasting a touch of disco on the nose. Radiant and distinguished, “Car” is flawlessly balanced, embodying the very definition of musical equilibrium. Satin vocals grace the club-like production with a neon glamour. Anchored by a deviating, yet constant synth that dances at the bottom layer of the track, this multifaceted anthem is saturated with a refreshing, artistic coalition. Both dance-floor-ready and introspective, “Car” is not one to miss. Stream Zhao’s latest on your favorite listening medium here.
“There’s a lot of dance tracks that coast along on a few phrases for imagery, but I wanted this to hit on something specific- like feeling responsible for the downfall of a relationship. A song where the person actually recognizes they fucked up, and knows the situation is irreparable. There’s no redemption in the end, the only consolation is the memory. We all carry moments like this around with us, and music has always been an outlet for me to ruminate and daydream about myself, about things I’ve done, about what could have been.” -Zhao