2014-2015 Arts Slider — 02 June 2015
Strong second showing from Zedd

By Terri Tu

On May 19, the Russian-German musician Zedd released his second album, called True Colors, which includes the total of 11 songs featuring many different artists like Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan, Bahari and more.


Zedd’s first album, Clarity (2012), rocked it to the Top 40 in the Billboard charts.


Zedd, whose full name is Anton Zaslavski, is a music producer and DJ who produces music in the electro-house genre. He grew up learning how to play instruments since he was around four years old, did many collaborations with other great artists such as Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Matthew Koma, and has created many great songs and albums for us in 2015.


“I Want You to Know” featuring Selena Gomez was one of the songs I first heard from the album. At first I really liked the song but I kept listening to the beat and the singing at the same time and it felt like it didn’t sound that great to me because there’s a mismatch between the vocals and the beat since the vocals in this song are slow, but the beats are fast. Even so, I still like the song.


The upbeat song “True Colors” sounds great. There are a lot of beats in the song, but it has less singing.


One of my favorite songs for the True Colors album would probably be “Addicted to a Memory,” featuring Bahari, because it reminds me of Zedd’s song “Clarity,” feat. Foxes, from the Clarity album which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. “Clarity” and “Addicted to a Memory” are two different songs, but they show what Zedd’s songs and remixes are like. Both songs start out slow and end slow, which is creative and nice to hear.


To people who are fans of the electro-house genre of music or who love seeing different artists have their own collaborations, I suggest you should really listen to True Colors; if you dislike listening to Zedd or electro house music, don’t even dare listen to that album.

My overall grade is B+ because I really love “Addicted to a Memory,” but the other 10 songs just sounded okay; the beats and the singing don’t sound great together. Still, I like the True Colors album.

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