“We can leave the lights on all night / If it’ll help you sleep through it all / It’s okay if I don’t make that call / Eight a.m. is pretty early anyways…”“Love Me” by Zie West
Today’s Advent Calendar feature is Zie West! The Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter, also known as Mackenzie Turrisi, “garnered the respect of singer Lily Lane, formerly Lily Halpern [very early], allowing Zie to learn how to be a confident, kickass woman in the industry” as she opened for the artist. “That same summer, Zie West worked with N|VZXN Entertainment and got the chance to work with manager Dyan Edwards and 5x Grammy Award Winning Producer Focus.” The resulting experiences and mentorship “changed the way Zie West looked at music.
They continue to teach her everyday what it means to be an artist that will change the narrative, as well as the importance of being steadfast in your compassion and patience.”
Zie West’s new single, “Love Me,” was released on all streaming platforms on November 13th, 2020, following “Violet Nights” and “Sunrise” in mid-July. The new track was “inspired by being accepted for all you are by your partner,” and also serves as the final song of Zie’s concept EP, which “talks about working through depression and PTSD in a new relationship. After working through the bumps, “Love Me” is the final step of acceptance.” The EDM-influenced track was produced by Ben Runyan of City Rain.
Zie West plans to release her debut EP in early 2021.
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