If Rockstar by Post Malone had a baby with Travis Scott’s ad libs and that baby was then raised in the streets of Burn City’s North West amongst some of our city's elites, ZAZA would be the musical product of this environment.
This right here is a turnt trifecta of well-played cadence, sonical masc-femme blends, verse endurance, and looping synths that will capture your attention and actually hold it. PEDLER, JDro, and Mirna chop it up together and deliver their own rhythmic tones and flows full of flavour and spice on ZAZA. It’s light, tasteful, and easy to digest as they show love for a recreational favourite.
PEDLER sets the bar for punchlines with his human design fit line that's followed by JDro hitting the beat hard as if it were his opps; call him Vader because he’s the father of these rappers. Mirna completes the cleverness with back-to-back bars buddy, and she makes it known she has a hart like Kevin, but she ain’t talking funny. Quite simply, this trio flexed their creative intellect.
“The record was made during a creative slump. I had ventured a bit too far outside of my comfort zone, making a lot of R&B and dance-style tracks that’ll probably never see the light of day, I felt like I had to return to my roots. I love being versatile and fluid, but sometimes you have to go back to what you’re good at. That's really what my whole forthcoming “Monster” EP is about. Getting JDro and Mirna on the track was what made the most sense to me after I finished my verses. Dro and I have great chemistry, and I've been wanting to work with Mirna for awhile. They made the track feel complete.” - PEDLER
From the drop, you can hear the influences swirling around the beat as PEDLER adds his own touch of musicality alongside Mirna and JDro. ZAZA is seeping in fun and has a beast of a bassline.
“The production was inspired by Travis Scott, but also a lot of the trap Drake songs. Usually I favour cool beat progressions and layers, but for this, I wanted something simple. I wanted hard-hitting trap beats that would accentuate the bars we were laying down, as opposed to the vocals being supplemented by the production.” - PEDLER
PEDLER has a few upcoming shows for 2024. Catch him at his next show, listen to his latest album 'ALIEN.' and stay tuned for his next drop.