Rising star 96 Zeus reveals ethereal new single ‘Kids’ featuring Michael Kraun


Currently rising in Kristiansand, 96 Zeus is a powerful recording artist with layers of personality. Born in the US and raised in Norway, the one man band writes, records and produces his own songs from the comfort of his home studio. Receiving support from Apple Music editorial playlist ‘Bedtime Beats’, 96 Zeus has accumulated over 1 million overall streams to date. Back with vivid new single ‘Kids’ featuring Michael Kraun, the colourful number draws inspiration from the likes of Sparklehorse, Slowdive, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Cure. “Kids” is fueled with reverberated vocals, distinctive guitar melodies and a heavenly production. The ethereal number will certainly find a place within your heart if you’re into dream-pop meets lo-fi music.

Introduce yourself in less than 10 words…..

– An amateur artist with a home studio

What made you want to get into music?

– I’ve always been into music, but what made me want to start making my own was
actually seeing an Instagram video of Russ back in 2017, showing us how he made
one of his most popular songs at the time on his Mac using Logic X. He made it look
so easy, so I just thought I’d give it a try.

What come first lyrics or music?

– My writing process completely depends on my mood and feeling at the time.
Whenever I feel like writing, I’ll just pull up my phone and write whatever comes to
mind, whether it being a full song or just one sentence. Other times I can come up
with a melody and the lyrics just come to me immediately.

What has been the best gig you’ve ever played and why?

– I played one of my new songs acoustically for my mom the other day and might be
my best gig yet.

What was the last track you played on Spotify?

– Heroin – The Velvet Underground

What other talents do you have?

– I can make really good homemade tomato soup, and I occasionally clutch the gulag.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

– Don’t be an idiot. Changed my life.

What other bands do we need to be checking out right now?

– I could go on and on about bands/artists you should be checking out, but if I had to
choose one that I’m sure most of you haven’t heard about, I’d recommend
Sparklehorse. So so so good.

If you could open for any band / act / solo artist who would it be?

– The Smashing Pumpkins, just to have the opportunity to meet them.

Where can we find out more?

– I’m basically only active on Instagram, so you can find me @garrettcr! And of course
96 Zeus on all streaming services. Much love <3

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