Minneapolis-based trans artist, producer, singer, and rapperZORA (she/her) announces her remarkable, entirely self-produced debut album,Z1, today. The 22-year-old artist teased the release a few weeks ago with the incredible single “RUNNITUP,” and today she shares the album’s hypnotic second track, “Happiest I’ve Ever Been.”
Touching on themes of mental health and getting through the darkness,ZORA explains, “‘Happiest I’ve Ever Been' was one of the first songs I wrote for this album. I had a pretty jarring mental health scare in the summer of 2021, and landed myself in the hospital over the 4th of July weekend. Once I got out, I used songwriting as a way to cope with my circumstances and speak up about what I had gone through, no matter how intense it was. I wanted to make a song that sounded carefree, fun, and relaxing, accompanied by some of the darkest lyrics you’ve ever heard. Haha."