Sunday, 22 November 2015
Ones to Watch 2016 - #4 Zyra
Our fourth One to Watch for 2016 is Zyra. You might recognise her name from back in 2014 when she provided guest vocals on Seattle production duo Odesza’s song Say My Name, which hit number 2 in the iTunes electronic chart and was a huge online hit. However, if you’re really on the money, you might have heard Zyra before that. We first featured her on the blog way back in 2013 under her real name of Alex Cheatle when she was knocking out some ‘blissfully summery, infectiously breezy and sweetly sung’ mash-ups, as well as atmospheric ballads such as The Woods.
However, since that time there has been very little in the way of new music from Cheatle but a recent tweet from her has suggested that finally things are about to kick off. “I love that no one realises how much I produce. Everything will change soon,” she tweeted, so we guess that this means we’re finally going to hear what she’s been up to.
When she finally brings something to the table, if it’s anything near as good as her previous output, she has to be One to Watch for 2016. She appears to have an uncanny knack of knocking out infectious pop melodies, whatever the style of music. Let's hope we hear them in 2016.
Odesza - Say My Name (featuring Zyra - Hermitude Remix)