Initially stumbling upon Florida Zzz. native on Tik Tok a few months back, the newly released “Demon Time” then made its way onto our Fashionably Early playlist. But it was after having a bit of time to sink in that it really stuck with me. A 2-minute song that’s now been addicting; an easy song to keep the repeat button clicked down on.
18-year-old Zzz.’s sound is comprehensive of his influences. Even just scrolling through his playlist on Spotify that includes Juice Wrld, The Kid Laroi, Aries, Dominic Fike and more, it’s those modern influences and some natural talent that mesh together to form his sound. He packs a slightly gruff yet melodic vocal tone that’s really damn smooth and he’s back to show it off more as he drops “Another Day” before the year’s up.
It’s easy to catch just how refined Zzz. already sounds vocally, thanks to a great mixing job and just how solid his writing is already. Each bar flows into the next so well and he gives us range and versatility throughout. Paired with some pristine visuals, the coming of age bop is perfectly prepared for your listening consumption, for what could be a new favorite artist for 2022.