Landslide - ZIALAND
We head to Oslo in Norway to meet our next LCM featured artist Zia Meyer aka Zialand. We love her new single and our LCM #SongOfTheDay 'Landslide' which vocally reminds us of a cross between Natalie Merchant and The Cranberries.
Zialand has a very interesting backstory there was growing up on Greenland and in Norway and then joining a gospel choir at 14 despite believing she couldn’t really sing. There were early piano lessons and living in an abandoned brothel before moving to LA where she ended up working with musicians such as Marcus Miller, Chris Botti, Tal Bergman and Kristian Dunn (El Ten Eleven). Songs from her first record 'Same Girl Once' was used in the US hit TV show 'Felicity' and played on KCRW.
Then ZIALAND relocated to Australia where she stopped listening to music but continued making it, which resulted in plenty of studio time with musicians such as Greg Sheehan, Mark Punch and Danny McKenna. After ten years of snakes in the ceiling and music and art and colorful people and being a mama and learning the art of mixing and making more music, ZIALAND returned to Norway where she released her second self produced record 'The Light Below' independently in 2014.
Upon returning to Oslo, ZIALAND met the British producer, musician and songwriter John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Nine Inch Nails) whom she co-wrote two songs with for his recent project ‘Black Needle Noise’ – 'Wild Stone and Treasured Lies', released 2016 and early 2017.
Currently ZIALAND is working with LA super producer David Sardy who recently brought her on board the score of the urban fantasy thriller film 'BRIGHT', released on NETFLIX , December 2017.
At the start of 2017, ZIALAND also worked on her own personal project which she composed, wrote, co-produced and co-mixed, played and performed on. December 2017 ZIALAND dropped her first single 'Landslide' from her upcoming record 'UNBRIDLED & ABLAZE', set to be released spring of 2018.