Very much an homage to winter in Toronto, the Zolas have just shared a brand new single called “Get Dark.” This upbeat, electro-pop-inspired tune is about the emotional toll winter in the city takes on you. As co-frontman Zachary Gray says, “[I’m] down for getting dark ’cause the dark gets me .”
As the band explained to Noisey, the song recalls lighter moments like being drunk in a Denny’s in the wee hours of the morning. On “Get Dark,” Gray says:
“A state of disconnection that happens a week in where the only real attachment you feel is to the people in the van with you because they’re the only people that understand your life right now and they might actually be all you need.”
Check out the song below:
The Zolas recently released Wino Oracle EP, and have announced their new album Swooner is on it’s way.
Down on King street Kelly’s getting dark at the pharmacy.
Who knows when he comes home tonight.
Hot breath, Toronto
let’s get lost again underneath the glow.
High heels hopscotch the streetcar lines.
Hear the delay decaying
text threads fraying
home feels so far away
and it makes me
Down for getting dark ’cause the dark gets me
and all the other lovers make it so heavy.
Takes a little emptiness to feel complete
when crowds come ever-thicker and liquor it comes free.
Drums loop in my head.
Feel most alive when my phone is dead.
All my true friends are within reach.
Cold breath, Toronto
we go bar to bar through underground tunnels.
Meet up at breakfast for the autopsy.