Getting to the center of his soul with the release of Deserve To Be Loved, Abel explains that “this is the most honest he has been in a song so far“. The message pulls at the heart strings as one can relate for a yearning for love in tough times. The acoustic track has had excellent feedback and you would agree as you get chills over Abels passionate tenor.
Zak Abel also ran into an opportunity to work in the studio with Kwabs. The two together with producer Tom Misch, who worked with Zak on Beautiful Escape, revisited Kwabs Cheating On Me single and gave it a complete makeover. Adding a beautiful guitar solo paired over uplifing violins Zak and Kwabs go back to back while lettin the music talk for the smooth finish.
Zak Abel, this independent vocal artist, is generating some buzz and rightfully so. With a one of a kind voice with a strong passion to his lyrics his talent is undeniable. There is little to be known about his personal life, so far he has let his music do all the talking. Zak hit the spotlight on a collaboration with Gorgon City dubbed Unmissable generating over 3 million views and since, he has been only been making pure gold.
After Gorgon City Abel linked up With Joker of Kapsize records. Together, hit making producer and creative vocalist the perfect combo, the two created a 3 track EP. Joker Presents. that is absolutely flawless. A wonderful energetic combination of beat work, synths, vocals, bass and horns giving it an almost orchestral feel. A stunning collaboration that would keep people buzzing till the next project.
After a short silence on the cloud for the artist Abel returns with not only a single but a whole album following. Anticipation of a new Zak Abel creation broke with the release of Higher Ground a collaboration with SG Lewis on the Monki and Friends EP as a free download. Soon after Zak releases his album One Hand On TheFuture.A creative body of work with highs and lows of vocal tones and musical energy. Altogether just an outstanding package of releases, try to wrap your head around this talent. Or just listen in bliss!
***UPDATE*** Zak Abel has deleted the full album playlist but has left us these 3 tracks. Enjoi***
Joker just recently released what could very well be the best album to come out in a while; The Mainframe on Kapsize records. This Lp includes his hit single Midnight, which was premired on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 broadcast about 3 months ago and released on the 8th of Dec. and his collaboration with Zak Abel, which has accumulated quite a lot of views with the official music video since its release on Joker Presents. These two songs alone are enough to turn heads.
Aside from the music video, Joker successfully teased the albums release in early January with a preview on youtube, confirming the speculations of how badass it was going to be. Did not disappoint. Containing 13 tracks, the Mainframe takes you on a journey of awesome sounds and emotion. Just do no skip a song on your first listen! Each song blends into the next. Connect to jokers soundcloud page, link below, to keep track of him and learn how you can own such awesome music.