Originally from the tiny mountain town of Pinetop, Zella began exploring her storytelling-driven approach to songwriting as a 12-year-old girl. By age 14, she’d brought her free-spirited romanticism and self-taught guitar skills to the making of a full-length release of entirely original material. Soon after moving to L.A. in her late teens, Zella set to work on KICKER an album closely shaped by her fascination with desert mystique and ’60s California. With KICKERS’s lead single “Hypnotic” hitting #1 on the Alt Nation Alt 18 Countdown, Zella toured North America and internationally playing nearly 150 headline shows and support dates alongside artists such as Fitz and the Tantrums and Miike Snow. She has performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers and CONAN, has stunned audiences at Coachella and Lollapalooza, and has seen praise from outlets such as The FADER, Consequence of Sound, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, InStyle, ELLE, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, FLAUNT, and PAPER.