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North East brat-pop duo ZELA have once again proven their prowess in crafting alternative pop masterpieces with their latest single, Love Ya.

Siblings Liv and Max Griff have perfected their craft of combining electronic music produced in the studio and live instrumentals during performances. Hailing from Spennymoor in County Durham, music always held a strong presence in the pair’s family life, so it’s no surprise that they are now taking the North East by storm with their unapologetic, boldly original material.

Infused with a touch of dark musicality and laced with witty lyrics, Love Ya is a captivating journey through the complexities of love and relationships. From the moment Liv opens the song with the punchy line “Oh you thought it was a love song, you thought wrong”, listeners are drawn into ZELA’s multiform sonic universe, where raw emotion and intricate instrumentation collide. The driving rhythm sets the stage for Liv’s powerful delivery, captivating attention from start to finish.

The track weaves a narrative of unreciprocated affection from a love interest who has become deeply ensnared. It’s safe to say Love Ya is sure to resonate with listeners seeking music that challenges the status quo.

What truly sets ZELA apart, is the pair’s ability to seamlessly blend atmospheric production with infectious pop hooks. The juxtaposition of punchy synths, repetitive melody lines and sarcastic lyricism creates a mesmerising soundscape that’s irresistible. It’s certainly a testament to the duo’s innovative approach to songwriting, pushing the boundaries of genre and defying expectations.

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