“This love has been written in the Skyline…”
From being viewed by over 7 million people live streaming on YouNow to reaching number 7 on the iTunes Pop Album Charts, it was clear to see that the world of social media would be the perfect platform for Zach Nelson to showcase his musical talents. Zach is a singer-songwriter and producer from the Bay Area who recently released his new EP called “Skyline” which debuted on July 27, 2017 alongside the official music video for the single “Skyline.”
With lyrics that are as heartfelt—“I can’t lose these thoughts of you / ’cause I’ve got you tattooed on my mind”—as they are energizing, Zach is known for a signature musical style that is underlined by acoustic pop and is accompanied by meaningful and emotive lyrics, inspired by the world and relationships around him.
Zach Nelson was born in San Jose, California, on April 21, 1994, and it was before he even spoke that he began singing, inventing lyrics and choruses that would develop into 2 charting albums on iTunes, “ Tell Me What It’s Like to Fall,” released August 12, 2014 and his most recent project “Skyline” which was released on July 27, 2017 that peaked at number 7 on the Pop Charts on iTunes as well as number 58 on the Overall Album Charts on iTunes. He has plans for a forthcoming follow-up album highlighting his development as a professional performer. With a natural inclination toward lyric-writing, rhythm, and the musical arts from such a young age, Zach was enrolled in piano lessons that taught him how to read sheet music, though he didn’t feel inclined to stay within the lines or boundaries of orthodox or classical music. After mastering the piano and guitar by traditional means, he now writes music that is grounded in his ability to create melodies and to play by ear. Zach is now an accomplished guitarist, keyboardist, producer, and singer.
Garnering attention from YouTube musical sensations Tiffany Alvord and Beau Brooks of the Janoskians for his lyric-writing, Zach is noted within the online community for his original work as well as covers of Marshmello, Daya, Tyler Ward, and Runner Runner, receiving recognition and praise directly from the respective musicians themselves.
In his education, Zach has studied music business, audio technology, and copyright law. But after a year of attending Belmont University in Nashville, Zach realized that here, too, like in music, the traditional route wasn’t for him. With enough technical knowledge behind him, Zach’s career goals in music would be better served networking with other musicians and fans, live streaming on YouNow to an audience of over 196,000 followers, and organically fostering the community that has led him to the rising success he’s met with today.
Zach is currently working on producing a new songs with Redwall Studio in San Jose while still live streaming to his fan base and developing his talent with feedback from the community that is closest to him. He often collaborates with other noted singers such as Lindee Link, and Seth Bishop thriving in the decidedly social community that making music has become. He is most excited to debut his new EP this summer and is currently working on new video content for his YouTube channel as well as releasing branded merchandise throughout 2017…