Zacarias is a Philippine-born Canadian singer/songwriter and musician from Calgary, AB. He has written songs and produced records for several R&B, Pop, and Hip-hop artists in the Calgary music scene. He is influenced by several styles and blends R&B vocals with smooth, mellow, head-bopping sounds. Zacarias currently releases at least one song every month, featuring all new music in 2019.
“House Of Love” brings optimism, a moment of beautiful melody and a spectacular new ballad from Zacarias. “House Of Love” delivers a level of honesty and openness, that vulnerability and truth that’s never held back. The intense piano ballad is heart-warming and features rhythmic vocals that lift things up into a more energetic realm. All of this paints a clear picture of Zacaris as an artist and a songwriter, there’s a definite sense of personality that’s easy to recognise in the vocal tone and in the sheer, uninhibited outpouring of thoughts. His style feels like music as therapy, for himself, and subsequently it may well work effectively for those who are going through similar personal thoughts and form connections with his listeners.
Check out “House Of Love” here and keep scrolling for our exclusive interview with Zacarias.
Hey Zacarias! Loving the new release! What was the general reaction you were hoping for from listeners?
I hope that people's spirits are lifted from House of Love. And that it gives the motivation to build a place of peace, hope, or purpose in their lives. It's a healing type of song and was made to help others through challenging times.
What’s your writing process like?
Most of it begins with the muses; they present words, melodies, feelings, or thoughts that are quite intriguing to me. Oftentimes, nonsensical to what I'm doing at the time. I write this down somewhere or try to remember it in my head as soon as possible. If I have the whole concept already, I finish the song then and there. Otherwise, I throw it in the catalogue and come back to it later. In a matter of minutes, weeks, or months, I work it out until it's ready to record.
If you could play any venue or event in the world, which would it be, and why?
Selling out a Madison Square Garden show has always been a dream of mine. Many of my heroes have played there as well. To me, playing and selling out MSG would be a sign that I've reached a very important milestone in my career. People could think I'm crazy, but I think I can do it.
Where do you imagine the best setting is to experience your track “House Of Love”?
Go to a space of mediation. That could be your favorite park, a church, a mosque, your bedroom, a mountain top, or a coffee shop. Or maybe while you're taking the dog for a walk. House of Love is best experienced in a place of mental stillness, with little disturbances around.
What’s next for you – what do you have planned creatively throughout the rest of 2019?
I've decided that releasing an EP or Album won't do me as much good. So every month, the plan is to release at least one song. It could be something I wrote a year ago or an hour ago. I think doing this is more exciting for me and my fans and I can't wait for people to see what my team and I have to offer.
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