In the new pop-synth track, “Love Song,” singer-songwriter Zak Abel spills on the undeniable cycle of a relationship gone south.
The London-based artist co-wrote the single with Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Charli XCX) and Wayne Hector (Trace Adkins, Nicki Minaj). The North London native has quickly earned an international fan following for his dynamic melding of vintage R&B, Afrobeat and Caribbean rhythms, and futuristic electronic textures into his own distinctive brand of euphoric, soulful pop.
At just 23, Zak has already built a formidable body of work that includes hit collaborations with Paloma Faith, John Legend, Avicii, Gorgon City, Joker, Tom Misch, Wretch 32, and Kaytranada, as well as his own acclaimed debut album, Only When We’re Naked which debuted last year.
Displaying anger one faces after dealing with a relationship that’s gone sour Zak dishes on his first take at an “angry song.”
“I’ll be honest with you, ‘Love Song’ is the first ‘angry song’ I’ve ever put out,” he said. “It’s about distancing yourself from the people that keep you down and the negative perspectives that no longer serve you. It’s also about reclaiming your self-respect and living in line with your values again. It’s an important song for me, but it’s not a love song!”