London duo, ZELAH, brings bubbling undertones and inviting descent into arguments of doubt, hope, and iridescent skepticism. Of love and its ilk, the words and vibe of the song ‘Closer’ is of desire, where the atmospheric angles, slice like bludgeoning axe edges, exploding into shards of attitude and gumption.
Lead vocalist Zelah Van-Gowler works to knead into the gut of the equation, as the song sizzles in its distinct malaise of sight and sound.
Said the band: “’Closer’ was written about 2 years ago when I first moved to London and it’s remained as one of our favourite songs to perform. There’s something really special and nostalgic about it to both of us, so it means a lot to finally be able to put it out. It’s full of conflicting emotions and is pretty reflective on the modern dating culture and the level of uncertainty everyone feels with a new relationship and where it’s going… But it also has a lot of those amazing, positive feelings in the early stages of something when you just can’t stop thinking about someone.”
The pair wasted minimal time in moving to London to pursue music where they officially formed the band.
A project of significance; of light and dark, where humanity dangles at the edges of scars and internal rebirth.