zach zurn // singer | songwriter | producer

SINGER | SONGWRITER | PRODUCER

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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!

 

 

HELP ZACH RECORD & RELEASE HIS LATEST WORK!

Hey! I'll keep this post brief, but I have always had a dream of writing, recording, and releasing my own music and now I'm closer than ever! I created this GoFundMe page for those that feel inclined to help me make my dream come true!

www.gofundme.com/zzurn

There's absolutely NO pressure for you to contribute, but I have much more information on the GoFundMe page linked to this message! I simply wanted to create a place for those that were interested in helping me fulfill this project to do so!

If you have any questions please let me know! Thanks so much!

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.

YISHAY // tunes

My good friend Jesse Mags recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in music. It's been awesome to see his progression as a musician over the last 8 years I've known him and I can confidently say that this dude is freaking talented. He goes by the moniker Yishay.

He just released his first mixtape titled Trinity Tapes I.

Check out his music and if you dig it, give a few bucks. Let's be real - you're saving hundreds with your Spotify subscription so the least you can do is spare some cash for the striving musician.

PS - check out his YouTube channel and see the crazy visuals he creates and pairs with his music.

AUTHOR // tunes

Two of my best friends, Cameron and Trevor Bartlett, along with the talented Erik Moody, make up a band called Author. They make beautiful music paired with real lyricism - struggles, problems, emotions - things you can relate with.

They recently released a full length titled Of Brighter Days and are set to release their next full length this fall.

Check out their music and if you dig it, give a few bucks. Let's be real - you're saving hundreds with your Spotify subscription so the least you can do is spare some cash for the striving musician.

PS you can see my wife and I on all of the album art and web design (curated and created by the talented Benjamin Ewing at Aesthetic Design Company [my brother-in-law]).