EZI is excited to release her beguiling new single, “Need You Like That” via 5 Town Records. It is the first taste of an upcoming EP, largely inspired by her experience growing up as a young women in America who’s family immigrated from USSR. While writing, EZI was drawn to her father’s story, a classical violinist who arrived in the US in 1981 with just $200 and his violin. Of the track she notes, “This song is about temptation, but keeping the lyrics ambiguous was very much an intentional choice. I made it on a whim at 1am in a basement room in New York and really stepped away from myself when making it. I eventually asked my dad to come join me in the studio and play violin on the track, which made the whole experience very special.”


Find “Need You Like That” here.

The NYC-born, LA-based artist will be hitting the road this Fall as the direct support for Max. The dates kick off on October 13 at the El Ray in Los Angeles and conclude at Irving Plaza in NYC on November 13. Along the way the tour hits Chicago, Montreal and Washington, DC.  The full tour is listed below.

Today’s single is the follow up to “DaNcing in a RoOm” which is currently in rotation on US Dance stations and is #31 on the Dance Radio Top 100.   It has been included on Spotify’s “Left of Center” and “New Pop Revolution” playlists and has over 1 million streams.  The Line Of BestFit labeled it a  “bewitchingly slinky pop cut.”

EZI may be young (23) but she has been working for over a decade, quietly  inching her way towards a career in entertainment by making one D.I.Y.  move after another of her own volition. Born Esther Zyskind she changed her name to Zynn as she launched an childhood acting career.    Born to immigrants, she came to embrace an outsider perspective and decided to act “in order to escape.” By  16, she  had begun  writing songs  with a producer  friend in the city.  Amidst chaos at home  and difficulty in school  due to dyslexia, she admittedly  found solace in music.  She notes, “For  the first time,  I basically got rid  of any backup plan that  I had, went against everything  my parents taught me, and walked  off a cliff,” she admits. “I felt stuck.  However, I needed to do more. So, I cut and  dyed my hair and wrote and recorded songs. It  was my first opportunity not to conform.” Another name change was in order and Esther became EZI.

Following  a chance encounter  with Steve Madden at  the Soho Steve Madden Store,  those songs earned the songstress  a deal with 5 Town Records as its  inaugural signee and went on to comprise  her AFRAID  OF THE DARK  EP.  Acclaim  and support  from Refinery29,  Earmilk,  The  Line of  Best Fit,  and  more followed.  In August EZI was named the face of Steve Madden’s national Madden Girl campaign (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqP1bn8bc2s), the first artist to have this honor.

EZI on tour with Max

10/13 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater

10/16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

10/17 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

10/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

10/20 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

10/23 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn

10/24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room

10/25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Cambridge Room

10/26 – Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Kansas City Voodoo Room

10/30 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe

10/31 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

11/1 – Detroit, MI – El Club

11/2 – Columbus, OH – The Basement

11/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex

11/4 – Toronto, CAN – Velvet Underground

11/6 – Montreal, CAN – Fairmont

11/7 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

11/8 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club

11/9 – Freehold, NJ – iPlay America’s Event Center

11/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts

11/13 – New York, NY — Irving Plaza

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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