Out Music: New From Zola Simone ‘Now You See Me’

Singer-songwriter Zola Simone releases her new album, Now You See Me, along with the music video for her single, “Sideways.”

Simone takes listeners on a journey throughout the album as she explores enduring themes of self-exploration and growth. Tapping into vulnerability and vivid storytelling, Simone’s unfiltered authenticity is undeniable.

“Sideways” lands right in a pop music sweet spot with a touch of grunge and a touch of synth-pop that feels just right on the fresh meter. Props to collaborator STL GLD.

“The meaning of Now You See Me lies in the title itself,” says Simone. “It’s about me finally maturing, growing up, and putting my whole true self out there for the world to see, and most importantly, not caring about how that’s perceived. It’s about just being.”

With catchy tunes, an intimate, distinctive voice, creative range and an innate ability for expressing isolation and frustration with society’s design flaws, Simone is on point throughout the new collection.

Cover art for 'Now You See Me' by Zola Simone
Cover art for ‘Now You See Me’ by Zola Simone

Music is a healthy outlet for many of us, and this is precisely the case for Simone. For her, making music has been a way to cope with bullying and anxiety.

Her single “Easy” was featured in the season finale of Netflix original Atypical and Instinct Magazine praised her single “Iridescent,” beaming that it “…captures the 360 degrees of emotion that can flood young love and the wistful, lighter-than-air feeling when vulnerability gives way to ineffable passion.”

Stream Now You See Me on digital music platforms worldwide and watch “Sideways” on YouTube. Follow her on Instagram @theofficialzola.