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Meet Zachary Booth

Today we’d like to introduce you to Zachary Booth.

Hi Zachary, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Music has always been apart of my life. I remember growing up and hearing my dad play the guitar constantly. When I was younger, my dad was the worship leader at our church in Maryland. He toured around in a band called “Common Heart” before I was born, so it was consistently musical in my home. I can recall writing songs in elementary school, even being a member of multiple “bands.” You can guess how those “performances” went! Once in high school, I decided to take singing more seriously. I was performing more and promoting myself as an artist, however, I wasn’t making my own music. I didn’t completely finish a song until college, which was “Gold” on my EP. When I moved to Denver after college, I fell in love with songwriting. I created a great connection with a producer, Daniel Jay. Dan helped make my ideas come to fruition. The first song we recorded together was “Potential” and he has produced every song I’ve put out since then. We work well together, and he genuinely cares about my opinion.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I think every musician can attest to the hardships that are faced. Not only are we struggling to make music our full-time job, but we also have internal struggles to face. For me, I became obsessed with analytics of my music. I wanted to know why I was getting less streams than others. I wanted to know how to make people care about my music. A year and a half later since my first release, I’ve come to accept my journey and where I’m at in the present moment. Of course, there’s many other struggles – finances are always tough. It’s not cheap to make a song!

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I create music that has a deeper meaning than people would think. Of course, I have songs like “Today” that are very forward about the meaning, but I like to imagine my listeners deciphering my lyrics. In the past year, I have been figuring out what sound fits me the most. The coolest thing about being a small artist is that I can figure it out as I go. I think my listeners like how my sound has changed from super melancholy to more upbeat, electronic. I’m excited to continue fine-tuning my sound. What sets me apart is my love for the music and hunger for self-growth. Whether 1 million people are listening or 0 people are, I will be making music that I love.

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
I think I’ve had my fair share of bad luck with music, like releasing an EP right after Covid got pretty serious in the US. That stopped me from performing while it was fresh on my brain. However, I’ve also lucked out with some cool things. I met artist Phil Good at a show a few years ago and he ended up hiring me as a photographer. Skip forward a few years: he listened to “Bliss” before it was mastered and gave awesome suggestions. I’m incredibly lucky to get that opportunity. I’ve also had great luck with meeting my producer, Daniel Jay, who puts his all into my music. I’m lucky to have great people around.

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