zach zurn // singer | songwriter | producer

SINGER | SONGWRITER | PRODUCER

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prince // super bowl xli

one of the most serendipitous and powerful performances in music history! love this whole story.

Take a look at Prince's iconic Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show through a rain and wind storm. Setlist included: "We Will Rock You", "Let's Go Crazy", "Baby I'm a Star", "Proud Mary", "All Along the Watchtower", "Best of You", and "Purple Rain" Subscribe to the NFL YouTube channel to see immediate in-game highlights from your favorite teams and players, daily fantasy football updates, all your favorite NFL Network podcasts, and more!

LIFT WORSHIP: FIVE

Earlier this year I posted about producing an album called "FIVE" with a group in Rochester, Minnesota called Lift Worship. We just wrapped up this EP and it was a blast to work on!

Lift Worship is based out of a local church in Rochester, Minnesota and the team is primarily made up of volunteers. It was an honor to work with these volunteers as we wrote parts together!

My role with this project was song form and arrangement, creating sounds, playing guitars live, and musically directing the band. The project was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jason Gerdt & Brent Thomas.

The album released Christmas Day 2016 and you can stream it below via embedded Spotify playlist!

 

 

"The Med City" // original anthem for the city of Rochester, Minnesota

had the chance to write a tune for the city i live in: Rochester, Minnesota. produced by The Med City BeatNorth Coast Productions & Knowble Media.

excuse the cheese as writing an anthem for a city is inherently hokey. it was fun though!

Burning Dog Radio: "Losing My Head" Live Video

after my show in menomonie, wi a few weeks back, i did a little q&a and stripped back performance with Burning Dog Radio of one of my new songs, "Losing My Head". check it out below!

Live set taken at the Blind Munchies Coffeehouse with Zach Zurn on December 9th, 2016. Find out more at burningdogradio.com

NEW LICENSING PARTNERSHIP // SONGFREEDOM

I am stoked to announce I've just reached an agreement with an amazing music licensing website called Songfreedom to sell licenses to my catalog for artistic & creative uses. Songfreedom exists to provide high quality music to videographers, directors, and more for their creative projects.

Songfreedom is a great service and provides amazing resources to all types of creatives! If you'd like to license any of my tunes, check out the catalog here at Songfreedom!

|| CLICK HERE TO VIEW ZACH'S CATALOG AT SONGFREEDOM ||

alicia keys & levi's // music project

There are few things more inspiring than seeing successful and influential individuals walk in generosity. Watch the video below to see the fruit that came about when Alicia Keys partnered up with Levi's to bring a music technology course to a high school in Brooklyn, NY.

Though she rose quickly on the world stage, Alicia Keys has never forgotten where she comes from. A New Yorker through and through, she went back to her roots to #SupportMusic in Brooklyn. Together, Levi's® and Alicia launched the new Music Technology program at Edward R. Murrow High School.

LIFT WORSHIP // live album

On October 2nd, Lift Worship, based out of Harvest Bible Chapel Rochester, is recording a 5-song live album! These tunes were written by Brent Thomas and the Lift Worship team and they asked me to come on board and help out with the project. It's been a blast to work with the group so far.

We just got done with one of our days engrossed in Ableton creating the coolest of sounds. Stay tuned to hear more about this record - it will be releasing Christmas Day 2016!

my favorite recent jams // playlist

I can't get enough of these albums. I've embedded a Spotify playlist below, but support these artists - buy their records, their merch, and go see them live. The Spotify royalties cannot pay the bills...

MELLOW DRAMA + REFUSE + PRECIOUS by Kevin Garrett

I discovered this dude a couple weeks ago and I can't stop listening. Soulful, wicked voice, dope production.

PURE IN THE PLASTIC by Polyenso

Had the chance years ago to play with these guys when they were called Oceana. Their progression as a band and as artists has been a blast to watch - such a cool record.

SURFACE by Su Na

Alec Ness, who goes by Su Na, is an old friend. We used to play music together. This guy has taken off and was recently featured on BBC Radio. Check out his newest album - you're gonna love it.

VITALS by Mutemath

This is one of my favorite bands. This album is a bit more poppy and I'm happy about it.

MERCH STORE OPEN // taking orders now!

MERCH STORE OPEN!

Hey all! Thanks for all of you that helped out with the survey helping me decide which shirts to go with and print! We've got 3 designs, and a digital EP, available for you to purchase now! The digital EP will deliver right away, and shirts are set to ship out around early to mid September! And as a plus, the shirts are printed on a soft, modern tee!

Merch store link: www.zzurn.com/shop

COLONY HOUSE

Caleb Chapman is growing to be one of those songwriters and musicians that I have an extreme respect for. He has had solo projects in the past, a band called Caleb, and project called The Inlaws, and now fronts a band called Colony House. Check out this live video below of one of my favorite tunes.

Colony House performs "Silhouettes" live at Someday Studios in Franklin, TN.

which shirt would you buy? // + merch discount!

Hey friends. I need your help!

  1. Visit this link here: http://zachzurn.bigcartel.com/category/shirts
  2. Check out the shirt designs on the link above.
  3. Fill out this survey here, listing which shirts you would buy in order from favorite to least favorite // For example, your favorite shirt design would be #1 on the list.
    1. Survey link: http://tinyurl.com/zachzurnshirtsurvey
  4. Once you've filled out the survey, you will receive a discount code for 15% off a piece of merch in the future! Keep an eye on your email for this discount code!

Thanks all!