It’s rare that a debut single makes as much noise as Zoe Wees’ one has – but then again, not all debut singles are as powerful as hers is.
“Control” – which was released on March 13th, just before the world was thrown into lockdown – has gained over 55M streams on Spotify alone, including a placement on their influential “Today’s Top Hits” playlist and has spawned remixes from DJs NOTD and Blinkie, as well as a String version and Acoustic versions.
The song is relatable in its details but is about something very specific. Whilst lyrics such as “Don’t know if you get it ‘cause I can’t express how thankful I am” and “I wouldn’t have made it if I didn’t have you holding my hand” might make you think it’s a love song, it’s actually an anthem about the German singer-songwriter and her Rolandic childhood epilepsy – a disease which for fought for years with and caused much anxiety in her ife.
The song is also dedicated not to a lover, but to one of Wees’ teachers who gave her time and helped her work through the epilepsy.
And if the songwriting and accomplishments of the song are impressive - this is the only song she has out to-date. So, the future is brighter than bright.
Zoe Wees sat down with James Gilmore to talk about Control, the story behind it and what’s coming up next.
Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.
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