Making his debut on bitbird early 2020, Zes has been gradually showcasing his evolution as an artist these past few months, with each single becoming a bit more indie, a bit less electronic, and a bit closer to Zes’ true self. Now, at the end of disclosing his road to self-development, Zes amazes on his newest EP, Somewhere in the Middle.
Opening the EP with his early 2020 releases in chronological order, the EP tells Zes’ journey from a fragile mental state of unhealthy physical and emotional patterns to a stable, balanced state of inner peace rooted in self-love. Supported by pages of profound lyrics, beautiful acoustic instruments and meaningful electronic sounds, each song on the EP represents a step in this journey and the curiosity and uncertainty of these steps, as well as Zes’ development as an artist.
“In each of the five tracks, I set out to create sonic pockets of deeper meaning by returning to my roots in acoustic instrumentation,” Zes shares on the translation of his journey of self-development. “Whenever the soul-searching developments became too abstract to explain in words, I was able to translate these feelings through sonic representations.”
The EP adds two new songs to the collection. “Avenue” to Zes represents a safe haven keeping him grounded through life. A comforting and calm state of mind where he can be at peace and see things from a holistic perspective. “Closeby” showcases Zes opening up to deeper relationships with the people around him, and both the love and fear of loss this deepness entails.