Bay area creative Chloe Zelma Studebaker has made plenty of waves under her stage moniker Zelma Stone. Mixing indie pop with bedroom pop energy, the independent singer songwriter impresses with every turn. Keeping her impressing songwriting going, Stone has announced a new EP titled The Best coming in August. Without too much knowledge of what it will be, judging by her new single “Gift Horse” the extended play should be more exciting music. Accompanied by a new video as well, it seems that Stone is definitely upping her game.
The riffs that open things up get cascaded by a sweeping guitar that grabs your attention. The almost talk sing vocals get the words into your ears as soon as they begin. The song has these catchy hooks that come in and never really leave. When Stone begins to really sing her vocals dance among the music with ease and a graceful tone. The song’s likability comes from its upbeat stride and the power from the vocals that just hit you like a tidal wave without washing away the song. The video for the song feature Stone walking a cow into a field before falling into the mud and embracing the experience.
The video is available to view above. “Gift Horse” can be heard on all streaming platforms. The Best can be preordered directly from Bandcamp ahead of its release on August 20.
Image Credits: Photo by Melissa Russi.