Born in Missoula, MT, Zoey G moved with her family to Colorado at the age of three. At just four years old, she displayed a gift for music, and began taking piano lessons. Raised in a musically inclined family, Zoey always felt inspired. As a result, she picked up several instruments over the years, including the alto saxophone, drums, guitar, bass and ukulele. In 2016, she began songwriting. Though her music career is just beginning, her songwriting exhibits a maturity and thoughtfulness that is uncommon amongst her peers.
Zoey G’s unique pop sound and songwriting is influenced by a combination of 80s, 90s and 00s music, as well as classical music. As a child, she would borrow her family’s iPod and listened to whatever music was available. “It was a mix of my dad’s 80s music, my mom’s 80s-90s music and my brother’s late 90s to 2000s pop songs,” she explains. The influence of those eras in music can be heard in her single with its reggaeton beat and expressive lyrics. Written about the push and pull that can occur in a budding relationship, “Runaway” reflects the conflict that a person may feel when they’re unsure of where they stand in said relationship. “We all have emotions, whether it be the ‘I don’t care’ side or the ‘I really care’ side. “Runaway” conveys both of those sides, the instrumental portion being the ‘I don’t care,’ and the melody/lyrics being the ‘I really care’ side.”