ZORA – “HAPPIEST I’VE EVER BEEN” (Feat. Myia Thornton)
The Minneapolis-based musician Zora Grey is releasing her debut album as ZORA, Z1, in June. She announced it a few weeks ago with the scorching, snotty “RUNNITUP,” and today she’s back with a song that shows off a different side of her sound, the contemplative and finessed “HAPPIEST I’VE EVER BEEN.” It’s centered around a snaking guitar line and builds to a crackling declaration that ZORA is the happiest that she’s ever been even while professing otherwise.
“‘Happiest I’ve Ever Been’ was one of the first songs I wrote for this album. I had a pretty jarring mental health scare in the summer of 2021, and landed myself in the hospital over the 4th of July weekend,” ZORA explains in a statement. “Once I got out, I used songwriting as a way to cope with my circumstances and speak up about what I had gone through, no matter how intense it was. I wanted to make a song that sounded carefree, fun, and relaxing, accompanied by some of the darkest lyrics you’ve ever heard. Haha.”
The track features a verse from Myia Thornton. Check it out below.
And here’s “RUNNITUP”:
02 “ALL AROUND THE WORLD”
03 “HAPPIEST I’VE EVER BEEN” (Feat. Myia Thornton)
04 ‘BURN” (Feat. Peytie)
08 “RUNNITUP” (Feat. Myia Thornton)
Z1 is out 6/17 via Get Better Records. Pre-order it here.