If you’re a fan of bands like Morcheeba, today’s premiere is for you. Prepare yourself to be transported to another world with the incredible “mumbo-funk” band, ZODIAK. Consisting of five melodiously remarkable humans hailing from the nation’s capital, ZODIAK has delivered a musical gem with their new video for “Don’t Be Debbie.”
Brought together by an unshakable combination of pure funk and soul music, this band is on a mission to gift their audience with a mesmerizing experience of elation and familiarity. Just over a year ago in January 2016, ZODIAK made their way onto the DMV music scene with their debut album, Basement Brew. ZODIAK may only be in their infancy, but their music brings forth the soulful sound the DC Metro area has to offer along with their own individual musical influences. Presenting the inspiring radio tune, “Don’t Be Debbie,” this song aspires to light a fire within listeners, inspiring positive vibes within a tempestuous social ecosystem.
“Don’t Be Debbie” opens with a gorgeous yet down-trodden character who takes on the persona of the “Debbie Downer.” With the band performing nonchalantly in the background, the video breaks the fourth wall with Sims following the protagonist, trying, with what seems to be little success, to make something positive out of her situation. With a dusky, soulful guitar solo mixed in the middle, the band’s stage presence is non-obtrusively represented as the protagonist continues her journey. Artfully crafted yet staying true to their roots, “Don’t Be Debbie” is a hit for the ages.