“IT IS MORE THAN JUST LISTENING TO THE SONGS; IT IS ABOUT BREATHING IN THE WORDS.” - Zaida
Zaida was born into art. Her mother is an amazing artist, composer, and musician. “I remember sitting on the couch watching my mom's fingers move graciously throughout the piano keys. It was mesmerizing for me.” Zaida learned how to play the piano from her mother when she was 12 years old. “From then on, my love for music began, but not for the piano, my love was simply listening to the music.”
Inspired by musicians like Rob Thomas, Pink and Jewel, Zaida is a storyteller in her song-writing. Zaida had a few lessons on her first, used and worn-out classical guitar, and started combining her own original poetry with some basic guitar melodies. That was the result of Zaida’s debut album, “Train Ride”. As an independent artist, Zaida released an EP called "Little Box of Secrets." Zaida's self-produced singles, takes you on a journey from one extreme to the other. “Savannah” is a song about love and loss, while “Bulletproof Queen” is an empowering, rock song, showcasing her expressive vocal delivery, as well as her storytelling. Zaida’s latest release, “Stay,” is a song about a daughter who lost her father and wished he could have stayed a little longer. While listening to Zaida's songs, the listener becomes a traveler.
“Although the journey has been challenging, I am not ready to stop showing the people the world through my eyes. My lyrics portray the different journeys my life has taken me through; heartache, hardships, falling in love, and happiness. I want the people to feel what I felt, to see what I have seen, and to know what I have learned. I want my music to be the window to my soul for the world to peek in. It is more than just listening to the songs; it is breathing in the words.”