Los Angeles pop crooner Zak Waters biggest claim to fame to date is when French production prodigy Madeon asked him to collaborate vocals to his smash hit "The City." The single turned out to become Madeon's biggest track to date that was a smash hit in countries around Europe and helped Waters to get his name out to a larger audience of music fans.
Prior to the sucess of "The City," Waters first emerged in early 2011 with his diligently crafted pop songs infused with contagious dance hits. In 2011, he began releasing original tracks along with his first solo EP New Normal. The release made the online rounds among music blogs that praised the singer for his unique spin on electro/pop & soul. Last year, we alerted you about his soul-pop stomper "Skinny Dipping In The Deep End."
Besides his singing and songwriting, his production work was being noticed as well that led to his official remixes for major artists, including Adam Lambert, All American Rejects and Foxy Shazam. Most recently, Waters has been in the studio and collaborating with other highly acclaimed and well respected DJs such the nu-disco house duo The Knocks, as well as Benny Benassi, David Guetta, Dillion Francis, Felix Cartal, Hot Mouth and DCUP.
Waters is now gearing up to release his new LP, titled Lip Service, that will be released next month. New track "Penelope" gives up a good clue of the poppy qualities of the record. "Penelope" is happy go lucky pop tune that is ruled by an instantly catchy hook that is a massive earworm. Resistance is futile. Zak Waters will have you tapping along the moment the song hits. I guarantee you. (If you're in Los Angeles, make sure to go see Zak's residency at The Satellite next month.