Zack Bright Release Contagious New Pop-Punk Fusion, “Kiss Me”
Power-pop punk artist Zack Bright is making his name known out of Ontario, Canada. Zack Bright released his debut album Voices last year, a joyful exploration of genres from Bright's musical past, but with the release of "Kiss Me" he is setting his sights on a more focused sound as he furthers his signature pop punk/country crossover blend.
The upbeat and infectious new hit “Kiss Me” is a breakthrough single. It’s like coming up for a breath of fresh air after experiencing a toxic relationship, and finally being able to breathe after struggling with mental health. Bright’s had his own share of struggles in his life, he strives to bring a positive message to his music.
"There is enough evil shit going on in the world that when I play music and write music, I want to feel good and leave it all behind, whether it's for five minutes or three hours. That is the mantra more or less. I am a clown and try not to take life seriously. It's so short and I want to make the most of it and I hope that comes through in the music."
- Zack Bright.
As if his name was a sign from the beginning, Zack brings a Bright and refreshing new sound to the music industry. Debuting his irresistibly catchy new single "Kiss Me”, the track is a healthy dish of late 90's alt-rock, country twang, and just the right amount of cheese. “Kiss Me” makes you want to grab your loved one and take a summer drive with all the windows down, singing along to every word. “Kiss Me” is a track that’s guaranteed to cheer anyone up, make anyone think about the love they have, and bring back the reminiscent feelings of the honeymoon phase. I highly recommend you check it out and stay on the lookout for Zack Bright!
Listen to “Kiss Me” here and read more with Zack Bright below.
Hey Zack! Welcome to BuzzMusic! Can you describe your stage presence and live performance?
We're a high-octane band! The live show is something we have a lot of fun doing and the audiences usually respond well to that. We're a happy-go-lucky group and we try not to take ourselves too seriously so there's a lot of jokes and self-deprecating humour on stage.
“Kiss Me” is a great song, it’s so positive. Can you dive into your writing process?
The song-writing process is a little bit different each time. This one started with an acoustic guitar part that I had been sitting on for awhile but didn't seem to fit any of the lyrics I was working on at the time. Like the song implies, the lyrics and girl came to me when I was least expecting them. Once the words started coming out I had a feeling that the guitar part would work well because of how upbeat it is. After that it was a matter getting into the studio with my producer (Jean-Paul De Roover) and finding the right elements to compliment it. I'm super stoked with how it turned out. The guitars sound great and the drums thump.
What challenges did you face when writing this single and how did you overcome them?
The biggest challenge for me is getting attached to certain lyrics or parts, and then realizing that they don't necessarily serve the song in the right way. I'm all about making the song the best it can be and sometimes you get too close to it because you're the one writing it and and you start to lose your objectivity. That's part of the reason I love working with a producer. JP and I have a great working relationship and he helps keep on track.
What makes you so passionate about music and how do you continue to feed that passion?
Music runs in my family, so you could kind of say I was born into it. My Dad has played in bands since he was a teenager and long before we looked up lyrics on the internet I remember helping him listen to songs on cassette over and over, writing out the lyrics by hand. My Grandma was a singer and had the opportunity to pursue a record deal way back when, but decided she wanted to be with my Grandpa instead. Ironically, I didn't want anything to do with music when I was a kid. I remember the first time my Dad put a guitar in my hands, I was not having any of it. Things have obviously changed. I don't think I need to feed the passion, that comes automatically with writing and performing and having a good time. I think it's more the passion that feeds me. It does something to the soul.
Keep up with Zack Bright in our exclusive interview below!