Known for her soulful voice, ZZ Ward is back with her new single “Lonely”. After three years from her debut album Til the Casket Drops, Ward brings back her deep bluesy style in her new album This Means War— planned for release on September 18th. Her incredible sound that hooked everyone in her debut album has returned in “Lonely” and will have you marking your calendars for the 18th. With an upbeat pace that will get you moving, her powerhouse vocals will also have you dying to sing along. The talent in this single shines in its ability to combine such a bluesy sound with a rhythm that makes you want to move.
Ward has been a slowly rising star since her debut in 2012 with “Put The Gun Down” holding strong near the top of the charts. Since then, she’s run the festival circuit- Bonnaroo 2014 , Coachella, and the Big Guava Music Festival being just a few of her many venues. It is exciting to see how she’ll return with her second album and whether she’ll incorporate similar elements found within Til the Casket Drops or try something new. One thing is for sure: people are loving how Ward puts her own unique twist on cookie cutter pop to make it a personal work for her. Her sound is unique and recognizable– the second “Lonely” comes through the speakers, fans of hers will surely rejoice in the unique new material produced by ZZ Ward.
Confidence is one element that Ward never fails to exude in her songs both recorded and live. Her confidence has been infectious since her first mixtape. What makes ZZ Ward unique is how she manages to combine her old soul voice with an upbeat rhythm and create something that uses elements from different ages of music. This song makes you channel your inner badass, if anything. With a style inspired by other female vocalists such as Adele and Amy Winehouse, Ward is bringing a creative style of her own to this single and makes it clear how much fun she is having with her work.
“Lonely” includes lyrics such as “I chase you like a dream that’s always running away” and “You play me like a fool and watch me drown in my doubt”. This song is catchy and powerful both lyrically and stylistically, and it is an incredible glance into what we may see in This Means War. This album consists of ten tracks including Ward’s other single that was released earlier this month: “LOVE 3X”. We will look forward to Ward’s sultry and stunning voice to return with her new album, while we hurry to add “Lonely” to our music libraries.
“Lonely” by ZZ Ward is available on Spotify and iTunes, and you can listen to it here on Youtube below.