Featured Album: Anythang by Zig Zag

Anythang by Zig Zag

Zig Zag is a sophomore with a concentration in Recording Artistry and Music Industry Entrepreneurship. His main instruments are voice, and some piano & guitar. He’s been rapping since he was 15. Check out Zig Zag’s here: Soundcloud.

Zig Zag’s album Anythang was released March 1, 2017 and when asked about the album Zig Zag stated, “When you sit and listen to this album, you’ll learn a lot about me.” Zig Zag weaves themes of perseverance, overcoming hardships, comments that, “anything is possible and this album tries to reflect that.”

Here’s an inside look at Anythang with Zig Zag:

  • “Head Gone” was created in the summer of 2016, but remained just a verse for a while. When I came back to the song, after a couple sessions the hook came to me, and now it’s definitely one of the highlights from the album. It’s speaks to you…. You don’t have to live a certain life and you can’t put a cap on life. My past has made me who I am, but that’s not what my life has to be.
  • “Payback” was fun for me as a producer to create. I used a variety of audio platforms including Ableton, ProTools, and even Garageband to produce the whole album. It was cool to blend aspects of each platform to create what I was looking for as an end product, and “PayBack” was one of the only songs that I used Pro Tools with to create the beat.
  • “Hookless Wonder” came to me one day walking around school. I started humming a bass line and tapping the rhythm on the walls. It stuck with me, so I decided to create a song with that beat.
  • “Train” was fun because I wanted to create a beat that sounded like a train. Definitely one of my favorites on this album.
  • “Now-A-Dayz” was great to collaborate with Xander (SoundCloud). I sent Xander the beat one day when it was unfinished, and told him he could do whatever he wanted. Fortunately, we both sit on music for a long time before we make a song, so eventually I got to writing to it first. After I laid down my hook and verse I asked him to write a verse to it as well.