ZANDI hails from the U.K.’s South Coast, producing an eclectic mix of sounds and genres, which she labels as “ambiguous yet coherent”. Her first and only single thus far, “Kingdom”, debuts sultry vocals, jazz-influenced guitar runs and warm synths and bears similarities to Jorja Smith. Within less than a month after it was released, it was premiered on BBC Radio Solent.
Using artists like Kali Uchis and IAMDDB for inspiration, her sassy and confident lyrics derived from previous experiences: “After encountering some unnecessarily mean people throughout school, I just wanted to be confident in myself for once, and the only way I felt I could do this is was by putting myself in a hypothetical situation and imagining what I’d say to them.”
Striving to always use unexpected and refined chord sequences, she says that her main goal when writing is to not be too generic or main-stream, whilst still composing music that she hopes will catch the attention of most listeners.