Zsela (ZHAY-la) knows that artistic arrivals take time. The ambitious artist emerges with Big For You — a debut album that is raw, vulnerable, and a force to be reckoned with. Produced alongside close collaborators Daniel Aged (Frank Ocean, Kelela) and Gabe Wax (The War On Drugs, Soccer Mommy), Zsela’s first full-length album flows between grandiosity and intimacy to build a sonic landscape overflowing with introspection.

With the release of Ache of Victory in 2020 — a five-track EP that The New York Times praised as “emotive yet elusive, slow but infused with undulating motion, at once earthy and otherworldly” — Zsela established herself as a singer-songwriter of cavernous depth. Big For You is a quantum leap for an artist who has taken giant strides as a performer in the years since her inaugural release, having graced stages like Carnegie Hall and MoMA PS1 in New York and the Natural History Museums in New York and Los Angeles.

As a full length opening statement, Big For You emphasizes the expansive tension and release of a journey rather than its destination, one that the artist herself has compared to “trying to welcome uncertainty like a warm embrace.” It is the work of a sonic storyteller who has settled into a groove of her own, unafraid to ask unanswered questions.

Zsela’s debut album, Big For You, is out June 14th, 2024 on Mexican Summer.

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