With his expansive pop meditations, multi-instrumentalist and singer Zhao creates music with an unavoidably cinematic quality. It’s the kind of music that invites you to be the star – a momentary soundtrack to your life.

 

Zhao is not about a single fixed identity. Born to in Tennessee to Chinese immigrants, he grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta before moving to Los Angeles. Taking cues from the likes of James Blake, The XX, Washed Out, and Tame Impala, Zhao can be counted among those for whom music provides deep emotional catharsis.

Zhao’s early training in classical piano forms the backbone of his sound, and while his range of influences is vast, the impact of that training is a consistent throughline. In the years following his initial classical training Zhao taught himself numerous instruments, taught himself music production, and studied pop music theory. These skills inform a continually curious mind, always bent on self-discovery.

 

Zhao has lent his trained ear to some of the top producers in the game, including Duke Dumont, Nicky Night Time, and Armand Van Helden. Zhao independently wrote, produced, and released his latest 2017 EP “Ride” with the standout single “Lifetime”. With a string of exciting projects currently underway, 2018 is set to be a stellar year for Zhao.

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