One listen of Zāna’s music, and it’s hard not to fall in love. Hailing from Oakland, California, the singer-songwriter with a voice that’s smooth as caramel knew from a very early age that she’d become a musician. She got her first drum kit at 7 years old and began mastering the guitar at age 15. Upon graduating high school, she attended Berklee College of Music where she discovered her own sophisticated, soulful sound that her fans refer to as “gypsy-pop.”
Now, the rising star returns with the release of the official music video for “Don’t Wanna Know” from her For Winter EP, premiering today exclusively on Flaunt. The record serves as a response to her song “(You Deserve) Better” from her last EP, This Is Autumn. The songs were written one week apart from each other. “(You Deserve) Better” highlights a guy who messed up with his girl, realizing he did her wrong. Zāna felt it necessary to present the girl’s reaction: hence “Don’t Wanna Know” was born.
Speaking on the visual, Zāna states, “‘Don’t Wanna Know’ feels like a burst of color for me. It’s busting down the door from the Winter EP to the upcoming Spring EP, with an explosion of emotions. I thought a colorful scenery would help represent that. This is one piece of a bigger four-part love story, which gives it a nice change of pace compared to the darker songs and video looks on the For Winter EP.”
At the end of the day, the “Don’t Wanna Know” music video is meant to be hopeful and uplifting. It represents that feeling of “ugh I’m really trying to hate him, but he’s not letting me.”