Tuesday 9. 5.
A British singer, songwriter and musician rose to fame after his featured appearance singing vocals on the UK Top 20 hit „Unmissable“ by the Gordon City duo. Zak is talented in many fields – his music originally combines R&B and pop.
At the age of 14 he was uploading his songs to YouTube, which eventually led to him signing a record deal in 2014 and meeting the influential music producer Joker. Zak and Joker released a four-track EP in 2015, followed shortly by Zak's solo project „One Hand On The Future“, on which he collaborated with Tom Misch („Beautiful Escape“) and Kaytranada („Say Sumthin“). These collaborations encouraged Zak as a songwriter and perfectly prepared him for the release of his debut album. It came out in 2017 and was called „Only When We're Naked.“ For the first time, he channelled his creativity into pop, writing hits for artists like Kygo, Avicii, R3hab & Zayn and Paloma Faith & John Legend.
Zak has signed to BMG and his current album „Be Kind“, released in 2021, has reached the AirPlay Charts in various European countries and the Top 30 HOT AC in the US.
Zak is also involved in charity work. He is an ambassador for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a mental health organization that helps prevent suicide and directs its help to men in crises. He also brings themes of identity and mental struggle into his writing.
Zak Abel loves performing live and connecting with his audience. He is one of those artists who gives everything at every performance.