Red Light Management


April 24, 2020



Los Angeles, CA (April 24, 2020) – Today, songstress Zella Day has released her brand new single “People Are Strangers”. The track is a vulnerable ballad, sun-soaked and possessing the aura of classic California. The song marks the enchanting first taste from Zella’s forthcoming five-song EP Where Does The Devil Hide, produced by Dan Auerbach, her debut release in partnership with Easy Eye Sound and Concord Records.

Zella has also shared a beautiful accompanying music video for the song today. Filmed in Los Angeles, the piece was directed by iconic photographer Neil Krug (Lana Del Rey, Tame Impala), who also shot the EP artwork for Where Does The Devil Hide and the single artwork for “People Are Strangers”. Watch it now HERE.

“I began writing “People are Strangers” on the bathroom floor after a night of learning an ugly truth about my lover,” said Zella. “I brought the idea to Nashville where I finished the song by taking a dark subject matter and approaching it with simplicity. There is sweetness to the lyrics and melodies of “People are Strangers” that is meant to inspire empathy towards the ones that have hurt us.”

“Working with Zella at Easy Eye came as a creative partnership in so many ways,” says Dan Auerbach. “She’s such a free thinker. These songs showcase her in a way that is honest and self-realized.”

“People are Strangers” kicks off a confident new era for Zella Day; one that promises to meld vivid aesthetics, sounds and ideas inspired by the spirit of quintessential California. It’s a coastal affinity to which she is deeply bonded. Zella comes from a line of strong women who have called the West Coast home for decades. This genetic and geographical linkage are largely responsible for Zella’s passionate embrace and understanding of human nature, psychedelia, and California’s history of creative subversion.

“This is a powerful place for me to pick up and begin again,” the maverick singer-songwriter says. “I remain true to who I am and it’s down the rabbit hole we go.” 

Zella Day – “People are Strangers” (Single Artwork Courtesy of Neil Krug)


A free-spirited songstress in the tradition of Stevie Nicks and Dusty Springfield, Zella Day steps out of a sweet haze and into the California sun with a soulful stoned timbre and lyrical eloquence above Tarantino soundtrack-worthy disco-dripping psychedelia. She hinted at this uncompromising spirit on her 2015 full-length, KICKER. The album ushered Zella from a youth spent under the watch of mountains in Pinetop, AZ to beneath the glow of spotlights worldwide. In addition to putting up over 200 million streams, she invited the applause of Interview, Vice, Nylon, The FADER, Consequence of Sound, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, InStyle, ELLE, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, FLAUNT, PAPER, and more. Beyond supporting Fitz and the Tantrums and Miike Snow on tour, she graced the stages of Coachella and Lollapalooza. On this trip, she found a creative kindred spirit in GRAMMY® Award-winning Black Keys founder and producer Dan Auerbach. Partnering with his Easy Eye Sound in collaboration with Concord Records, she recorded her forthcoming new EP Where Does The Devil Hide. Zella introduces the project with “People Are Strangers”, a lush and lively single that marks the first chapter in her exciting new journey.