Zaris Adonis is a 24 year old singer and songwriter based out of Phoenix, Arizona. He began to sing at an early age and grew into his voice, cultivating his own sound as a result of influences such as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, and Beyonce to name a few. Zaris Adonis began writing songs after he completed high school, attending courses for the recording arts to further develop his skills as an artist. His music revolves around creative storytelling, with his debut album Love Lust & Mistrust focusing on a dysfunctional love story which ends up just being a strong infatuation and the illusion of happiness.
“Kiss” is a fresh new single offered by Zaris Adonis. The song begins with a lush soundscape of synthesizers that set the tone for the catchy beat and soulful vocals that enter shortly thereafter. The lyrics are powerful and poetic, and the vocals have a very natural and silky smooth quality to them. The verses have soaring melodies, and the chorus is simple yet incredibly catchy. At times the beat drops out allowing the song to breathe at critical moments, and this seems to show a maturity in songwriting that is normally beyond the talents of a 24 year old. With themes like love and lust, this song is something that anyone can relate to. This young artist is clearly destined for great things, and we highly recommend you check “Kiss” out today!
Listen here! Read our exclusive interview with Zaris Adonis below.
Thanks for answering a few questions! To start off, would you mind describing your background and your first involvement with music?
I would say my background in music consists of 7 years of band and 20 plus years of singing and discovering my voice and sound; I’ve always been around music my whole life with family members being guitarist, pianist and or vocalist I began singing at a very young age at the time when I began to sing. I remember singing a lot of Mariah Carey especially her song Fourth of July which is still one of my favorites by her to this day. I’ve never had any professional vocal training till I got into middle school band playing different instruments and learning music theory and different breathing exercises which helped a lot in devolving my voice; after high school I continued my music education at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences where I dove into sound/music production and design and business; from then on I’ve been able to flourish as an artist.
You were born in raised in Phoenix, Arizona. How would you describe the overall music scene there?
The music scene here in Arizona is overall a supportive community to anyone who wants to take their craft seriously; I’ve been able to connect with so many like-minded individuals who help me grow as an artist and vice-versa. It’s also a fast growing community and becoming a known city for its diversity in music.
You have a single out called “Kiss”. Would you say there is a certain message or meaning behind the music here?
Yes, the song Kiss from my debut album Love Lust & Mistrust does have a meaning behind the lyrics of wanting that person you know is no good for you just to see if there can be reconciliation.
What is your writing process like? How does your music end up coming together?
My creative process is never the same some of my songs come from poetry I’ve written or a chorus that I’ll sing throughout the day and or sometimes the music I produce will evoke a feeling which will help bring a song together. It’s also a very vulnerable process because I truly write how I feel in a moment space and time.
What can we hope to see from you in the future?
Definitely, more music to come and some exciting collaborations as well. I am also planning a mini-tour for my album so tour dates will be posted soon and hopefully in the future I can provide opportunities for other artist and help in their development.
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