Zaritza – “Flashing Lights”


The recently released, self-titled album from Russian born/New Jersey-based Zaritza shows a memorable form of alt-rock with ample charisma and melodic appeal. Growing up on a variety of sounds, ranging from the classical sounds of Rachmaninoff (a chief influence) and the classic-rock of Queen, as well as being classically trained in piano, Zaritza began to write pop songs as a teenager. Today, her vein of rock incorporates guitar-led ferocity with synth incorporation, as evidenced on the exciting track “Flashing Lights”, which is predominantly rock-forward though utilizes a bustling synth line initially to help build momentum.

Zartiza emigrated to the U.S. – New Jersey, specifically – to expand her career, going on to perform at numerous Northeast venues like the Metropolitan Room and the Rainbow Room, as well as Asbury Park’s the Saint and NYC’s Drom. She explains her story, inspirations, and gives a great performance in  a TEDx conference presentation below:

Stream the album in full below:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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