Alt-pop sensation, songwriter, and filmmaker Zolita has released her new single and video “Ashley” from her highly anticipated Falling Out / Falling In EP (out February 10). Capturing the hopeful anticipation of a soul-baring diary entry, “Ashley” is a stripped-back and heartfelt love song. The music video, which picks up directly where her previous single “Ruin My Life” left off, sees Zolita getting ready for the titular Ashley’s wedding while unearthing old memories of young love between her and the bride-to-be. CLICK HERE to watch the “Ashley” music video, the next installment in Zolita’s new cinematic story that began with recent singles “20 Questions” and “Ruin My Life.”
“‘Ashley’ is a sapphic love song written for my close friend, now girlfriend,” shares Zolita on the new single. “It’s a song about yearning, falling in love, and knowing the lows that inevitably come with a relationship will be worth it. It’s sickly sweet and one of the most earnest, heartfelt songs I’ve ever written. It’s the queer ‘Hey There Delilah’ I wish I had growing up!”
The new EP and video series Falling Out / Falling In follows the recent release of Ruin My Life & 20 Questions (The Acoustics), reimagined, guitar-driven versions of two of Zolita’s anthemic pop classics, and unpacks the devastating, confusing, and joyful process of falling out of love, getting over someone, and falling in love with someone else. CLICK HERE to pre-save. The Falling Out / Falling In journey began with pop anthem “20 Questions” which saw Zolita interrogate an unfaithful ex before imagining her revenge and continued with recent single “Ruin My Life” which captures the feeling of falling so hard for someone that nothing else matters.
Zolita will embark on a run of U.S. headline dates kicking off February 18 with an already sold-out show in Washington, D.C. ‘The Falling Out / Falling In Tour’ will bring Zolita to Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Trevor Project. Full tour routing below. This summer, Zolita will also take to the stage at U.S. festivals including Governors Ball in New York City on June 10 after appearing at Boston Calling on May 26.
Using classic tropes and nostalgia at the emotional core of her colorful, narrative-driven music videos that she self-directs, produces, and edits, Zolita uses her passion for both music and filmmaking to center LGBTQ+ characters and share joyful queer stories as a way of fostering inclusivity and connection.