zach zurn // singer | songwriter | producer

SINGER | SONGWRITER | PRODUCER

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caroline smith // my way back home

one of my favorite local minnesota artists is caroline smith - i saw her live in winona, mn at midwest music festival about 4 years ago and fell in love with her stage presence, soul vocals, and strong songwriting. i stumbled across this short film documenting her life growing up in detroit lakes, minnesota and her evolution as a songwriter. be inspired!

Hear the soulful voice of Caroline Smith from Detroit Lakes, and join the singer/songwriter as she takes a nostalgic journey through her hometown. Also, see her recording studio sessions and her latest performance at First Avenue, where she introduces a new style of music to her fans.

floating // commissioned work

I recently had the chance to go check out this new sensation called "floating". Seems simple, and the concept is. You crawl into a tank filled with 800 pounds of epsom salt, lay down, and float - preferably in the dark with no music. It's a meditative experience for you to recollect your thoughts and find relaxation and refreshment.

Nalu Float, Rochester, Minnesota's only floating center, was generous enough to have me come in and try floating out, and write a piece on my experience. I don't need to get too personal, but although I was a little claustrophobic at first, I had a nostalgic (odd right?), restful time inside the floating tank. It was an interesting experience to be pulled away from the chaos of everyday routine, and be alone with your thoughts while floating in that trippy, silky water.

Here's a video explaining a little more about floating (this video isn't from Nalu, but similar concept):

Based on my experience while floating, the piece I wrote is below.

You can check out Nalu Float's website here and try it out for yourself.

ELECTRICITY // Commissioned Work

I was recently commissioned by Trinity Live Sound (an AVL company about to announce it's opening), to write an original song for their company's website visitors. I had a blast writing the tune!

It's titled "Electricity". Check it out below and if you like it, share it!