Powerful. Moving. Cathartic. All words that can be used to describe artist Kaleena Zanders’ music. Today she has shared her deeply personal new single “RELOAD” out now.
Zanders wrote “RELOAD” last year following a shocking experience with police brutality that made her recognize the need to “reload on love.” The protests of the last several months furthered her desire to share her story in hopes that it would ignite people to keep pushing boundaries in this time of deep reflection and change.
She shares: “’Reload’ is a driving, funky hopeful but rebellious anthem that I hope invokes empathy for communities consistently seeking equality. It’s kind of crazy that this song was conceived Oct 9th, 2019 w/ my good friends Michael Christofi x KoiL Preample. Before the pandemic, before the protests, before an awakening like no other, we wrote this song. I say we were hit w/ a 6th sense coming off a week of hearing about the Amber Guyger case & the ongoings of police violence amongst innocent people. I’m realizing that this conversation seems never ending. People all over the world continue experiencing this & fighting for something more to be done. I feel like fighting too & this is the best way I know how. Amplifying my voice with an honest story that, to be honest, I’ve been afraid to talk about.”
Armed with supernova vocal prowess and an explosive stage presence, Kaleena Zanders is one of the fastest emerging stars in music. Earning comparisons to ’90s House vocalists like CeCe Peniston, Robin S and even to Whitney Houston – Zanders existence brings the genre back to its queer, Black origins.