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ZZADE Just Wants Her "Hollywood Ending"

You only get one shot at a debut single and ZZADE has taken one mighty swing at it and delivered a knockout. Although not quite genre defying, "Hollywood Ending" straddles both pop and rock worlds comfortably, delivering an industrial-pop gem. No surprises that ZZADE plays bass as its that instruments fuzzy riff along with industrial drum beats that drive the track along at a danceable pace. With relatable lyrics for anyone who has experienced a bad breakup (who hasn't) this is sure to be a crowd pleaser live as well as on your girls who rock playlist.

Hollywood endings are traditionally happy, not when ZZADE is directing the movie. This ending is the stuff of nightmares, lies, deceit and a five litre drum of gasoline. The say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and this lyric script is testament to that sentiment.

According to ZZADE, "Hollywood Ending came to life from two things - a therapy session and a bad dream. Out of feelings of “life is unfair” and “life sucks” bla bla, I remember telling my therapist that I wished life could be like a Hollywood movie - where the good guys always win in the end. I remember saying the words “Hollywood Ending” and thinking to myself that it sounded like a great line for a song. That night I had a dream…more nightmare…about a boy I used to (unfortunately) be involved with. I woke up confused but inspired to pick up my bass and write a song about how I hoped he got his “Hollywood Ending”. The brain is a funny thing and although that dream was a shitty reminder of that person, I couldn’t be more proud to release this song."

With influences ranging all the way from pop queen Charlie XCX, to 90s industrial acts like Nine Inch Nails, Hollywood Ending is the perfect potion of 90s angst and pop inspired melodies. Empowered and hopeful, listeners are left in a world where everyone gets their deserved Hollywood Ending.

ZZADE is a 20 year old Industrial Pop artist from Meanjin, Brisbane. Some may know ZZADE as the former lead singer and bassist of alternative punk band The Blockades. With 10,000 plays on their single “Ease”, Triple J airplay and a notorious reputation of playing high energy politically driven shows, including the School Climate Strike march of 5000+ people. ZZADE took a break from the band in 2020 to focus on experimenting and creating a new sound.

We're glad she did.

Single Launch Show

August 20 Black Bear Lodge


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