Breakout star Zoe Wees will release her debut EP, Golden Wings, on May 21 via Capitol Records. Fans who pre-order the EP, available HERE, will instantly receive her first two singles, “Control” and “Girls Like Us” – which combined are closing in on half a billion global streams. Tune in on Thursday, April 15, to see Wees perform on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Today’s news is coupled with the announcement of being Apple Music’s Up Next artist for April 2021, coming after the likes of Beabadoobee, Holly Humberstone and Tate McRae. Wees is the first-ever German artist to be selected for the promotion.
“It’s a real honor for me to be named as Apple’s Up Next Artist for April, and to follow on from so many talented people who have emerged from this program. I’m ready to give everything to grow with this challenge the way they did,” says Zoe Wees, who is featured on the cover of Euphoria Magazine today. In this feature story, Euphoria observed, “Zoe Wees is one of music’s most exciting rising stars and that definitely isn’t being said for the sake of it.”
Golden Wings features five songs, each delicately penned from a personal, relatable place. See below for track listing. “Control” tells the story of Wees’ struggle with rolandic childhood epilepsy, a traumatic, isolating condition that can cause severe seizures. Hailed as “an emotional powerhouse of a song” by LADYGUNN, the emotional ballad became a worldwide hit and entered the top 20 at Pop radio in the U.S. People praised the follow-up single “Girls Like Us” as “a vulnerable pop anthem that pushed for togetherness and solidarity to girls around the world.”
Wees launched “Girls Like Us” with an appearance on DJ Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1 show. The track is currently in the Spotify Global Top 200 and has been featured on numerous playlists worldwide, including Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and Apple Music’s Today’s Hits in the U.S. With over 27 million U.S. streams to date, America is Wees’ #1 streaming market for “Girls Like Us.” Watch the official video HERE.
“Each of the songs are autobiographical and very special to me,” explains Wees. “In a way‚ the EP was written as personal therapy, with each track helping tackle my own mental health. I chose the title Golden Wings to symbolize the feelings of security and strength. These two things are foundations from where hope can grow. I hope people can relate to my stories in their own way.”
Track Listing – Golden Wings
2. Girls Like Us
3. Hold Me Like You Used To