Up-and-coming pop star Zak, talks about new single

New rising pop star alert as the young Durham-based talent Zak is paving his way to a glowing music career as he releases his latest single, ‘My Girl’. We checked in with Zak to see what it’s all about and his upcoming schools tour.

Up-and-coming pop star Zak, talks about new single

Hi Zak, it’s great to speak with you. How are you doing?

I’m doing great! Really looking forward to the school tour and the release of my single! 

You’re about to release your second single, ‘My Girl’. Can you tell us a bit about it?

‘My Girl’ is a pop song that takes you through the pain and loss of a boy losing his girlfriend. The video is an amazing story of us breaking up and me missing her, and us finally getting back together! 

What made you want to get into music?

I’ve always been into music since the age of 2. I love everything about it. Being in the studio, performing live and doing press and radio interviews! 

You’re going around to speak to schools about the importance of mental health and online safety, why is this such an important topic for you?

I was bullied a lot at school for the fact that I was into music. I really would like to help other children and prevent them from suffering the same way that I did. I’m going to sing them my songs and give a talk about bullying, online cyber safety and overall mental health. I also want to tell them to always follow their dreams and never let anyone stop them. 

Who are the artists that you really look up to?

I look up to artists, new and old. Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber were massive influences when we wrote the album. However, older artists like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra are also big influences! 

What would be your dream music goal to achieve?

My big dream is to be like my idols and to be a pop star doing tours in big venues but also just to keep doing what I love. 

What have you got planned for the rest of the year?

We already have the next single after ‘My Girl’ is done. We just need to complete some final finishing touches and shoot a video and that should be good to go! 

'My Girl' is out on February 17th. 

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Poppy Laine

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