Loving Rescue and Marry Well!
Huge fan of Rescue and Marry Well! Lonely and Love 3X were so different from her last album that I was getting pretty nervous about the rest of the album, but Rescue and Marry Well are a nice combination of her newer sound with the older sound that I love. I like these two right off the bat, and while I wasn't originally a fan of Lonely or Love 3X (mainly because they weren't what I was expecting), I have to admit that they're definitely growing on me. One of my favorite things about ZZ's music is that it's never simple - the more you listen to it, the more you notice all the tiny details put into it and the more you love it. I'm still amazed that I'm not sick of the Till the Casket Drops album, since I've been listening to it nonstop for years... Only downside to the EP is that if you've already pre-ordered the album, you're going to get Rescue and Marry Well anyway. I want to download them now, but I don't want to pay for something that I've already paid for somewhere else. Can't wait for the new album!
This EP is so amazing. Her voice is the best out there and songs are like no one else.
About ZZ Ward
Playing a raw, powerful blend of blues and hip-hop, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist ZZ Ward was born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward in Abington, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1986. Ward spent her childhood in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon, splitting her listening time between her father's blues collection and her brother's hip-hop records, a blend that would inform her later sound and style. She was singing in her father's blues band by the time she was 12, and by 16 she was performing with R&B and hip-hop acts in Eugene. Moving to L.A. and hoping to break into the West Coast music business, Ward's unique blend of blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul, as well as her multi-instrumental skills (she's proficient on guitar, piano, and harmonica), brought her a recording deal with Boardwalk Entertainment Group and Hollywood Records, and she began work on a debut album. A free mixtape, Eleven Roses, with Ward's interpretations of contemporaneous tracks by other artists, appeared in February of 2012, with an EP, Criminal, following in May. Til the Casket Drops, the completed album, showed up in October that same year. A track from the album, "Put the Gun Down," rose to number 39 on the Alternative Rock charts, while two other tunes, "Last Love Song" and "365 Days," cracked the Top 30 of the Adult Alternative charts. In 2015, Ward released the four-song EP Love and War, which was intended as a teaser for a 2016 album called This Means War, but the full-length never appeared. Instead, she worked throughout 2016 on the album that became 2017's The Storm. Preceded by the singles "The Deep" (featuring Joey Purp) and "Help Me, Mama," The Storm arrived in June 2017. ~ Steve Leggett & Mark Deming
- Abington, PA
- Jun 2, 1986