Zach Said is the grandson of Michael Jackson. But this particular Jackson ran a disco night, back in the day, in Zach’s hometown of Shrewsbury… a long, long way from LA and Neverland.
Along with his granddad’s disco and soul influence, Zach also grew up listening to ’90s RnB, Destiny’s Child and Usher. But it wasn’t until Zach took drama classes that he learned how to put it all together and express himself, discovering a zeal for music and singing… and, eventually, songwriting.
A computer programming graduate, Zach is a self-confessed techno nerd and is just as comfortable gaming as he is programming beats and producing his own songs – which, like most bedroom-reared songwriters, orbit around romance and heartstrings. Every track is a story of awkward relationships and complex romances, taking inspiration from Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak with added guitar sensibilities from City & Colour and John Mayer.
With production that’s reminiscent of The Neptunes, the soulful vocals of D’Angelo, had the Brown Sugar star lived in modern-day London Zach Said has a refreshing British soul pop sound that doesn’t take itself too seriously.