Zebrah has announced the digital self-release of ‘Hey Mama’ on the 16th of April as part of Stripes, their debut EP, out on the 21st of May, 2021.
Recorded summer 2018 with Finn Lomax (who’s been working with Jordan Rakei and Arlo Parks on a few various projects since), ‘Stripes’ is an eclectic alternative record exploring themes of friendship, self-confidence and empowerment. It is also a good sum up of what the band has been playing on stage the past two years. Those songs evolved with them musically but also helped Zebrah growing a real fanbase in London from playing open-mics in front of three people to solding out the Half Moon Putney January 2020 and getting to play with Sofar Sounds!
First to be shared from ‘Stripes’ is ‘Hey Mama’, out on the 16th of April- surely the funkiest song of them all. Inspired by a conversation between Pauline and her mum before going to bed, ‘Hey Mama’ has got this insane, confident groove that would make everyone dance at gigs! However, it is balanced with Pauline’s honeyed and soothing vocals telling the listener that everything is possible.
Alongside the release of the single, Zebrah will be releasing a new music video for ‘Hey Mama’ on the same day, shot at the Barbican Center by Richard Taylor (Metronomy, Joe Traxler, Sakura Katsuura) in November 2020.