Singer/songwriter J Hacha De Zola premieres the track “A Fanciful Invention” and when there’s a song of this caliber we all must take note. The track is culled from De Zola’s latest release, Antipatico which drops on October 6th, 2017. This will be De Zola’s third full-length release which follows Jan. 2016’s Escape From Fat Kat City and Aug. 2016’s Picaro Obscuro. The New Jersey native has quickly made a name for himself, quickly turning around a third release in the span of just two years.
The sound and style J Hacha De Zola finds himself making is quite unique, which makes sense that he’s aligned himself with artists like Dana Colley of Morphine, Tom Waits collaborator Ralph Carney, Frank London of Klezmatics, and others. “This time, it’s more Lee Hazelwood and Leonard Cohen than Tom Waits, Frank Zappa or Captain Beefheart,” he explains. There are a number of other influences listeners will be able to pick out but De Zola reiterates that Hazelwood and Cohen are the more influential artists, “especially due to their own darkly romantic songs and baritone voices,” he explains.
The cast of musicians he assembled for the forthcoming Antipatico include another Tom Waits collaborator David Coulter (Percussion, Jaw Harp), Stefan Zeniuk (Woodwinds) and Joe Exley (Tuba), both of Gato Loco, Hank Yaghooti (Drums, Percussion), Jerry Ramos (Bass, Synths, Drums, Percussion), Lubomir Smilenov(Beatbox Kaval, Gadulka, MPC, Programming), Matt Dallow (Accordion) of Sunny Side Social Club, Ariel Guidry (Vocals), Diego Piccardo (Piano, Keys, Synths), Dane Johnson (Lead Guitar), Geoff Gibbs (Bass), and Gary Lappier (Guitar.) This should be interesting indeed.