[Cover photo credit to Adrian Buckmaster]
J Hacha De Zola has released the single “Stay Away,” taken from his recently announced sixth studio album Without A Tribe, scheduled for release on June 9th, 2023. The song has a very familiar feeling to it, one of being overwhelmed by information and the times.
De Zola shares:
The title speaks for itself. The song is a response to the personally, politically, and existentially overwhelming nature of the irrational and desperate times we’re living in. A snapshot of just wanting all the noise to stop!
Hacha De Zola’s tribe includes the contributions of original member of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Fernando Velez, and the return of Producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Waxahatchee, Horsegirl).
De Zola adds on the single and the album:
We’re doubling-down on what began with the last album by borrowing heavily from my love of R&B, Soul, and Doo-wop vocal harmonies and arrangements. ‘Stay Away’ is heavily influenced by 70s funk grooves and R&B-stylized vocal harmonies. Fernando is on percussion and was truly instrumental in helping us lock in the groove and overall vibe.