She draws out lazy notes like a seasoned blues diva, and she adds sighs and gasps like someone who knows she’s selling as well as music. Even better, the production puts Ward’s voice right at the top of the mix.On my headphones, at least, she sounds like she’s sitting on my shoulders, which gives her even more immediacy. The dancing violinist has dropped a new single that is a super big jam!
And since she’s singing about being crazy, immediacy is really important.
I’m fascinated by the lyrics here: Ward sounds incredibly paranoid, talking about how she’s not crazy, despite what people say.
(Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella)INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Music fan attends day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California.
(Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella)INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Music fans attend day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California.
Listen to “Better Off Dead,” the hot new song from ZZ Ward, for an example of the latter.
Over a spare, spooky beat, Ward’s voice slithers through speakers like warm honey, dark and rich.
Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward kicked off the 2015-16 MSU Lyceum Series Thursday evening [Sept. Along with Ward, the event also featured performances by The Young Wild and Marc Scibilia.
A Pennsylvania native who began her musical career in 2007, Ward debuted both an extended-play album, “Criminal,” and album, “Til the Casket Drops” in 2012.
PALM SPRINGS, CA - APRIL 15: Televsion presenter Laura Whitmore attends the 2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival wearing Converse Chuck Taylors on April 15, 2016 in Palm Springs, California.