12/03 > Zack Freitas :: Songwriter @ WaveStreetLive.com

WHEN: In 12 days.
December 03rd, 2017 @ TBA
INFO: WaveStreetLive.com/5562

 

As a songwriter, there’s particular things I’ll draw from, mainly experiences I have. I tend to work with themes such as depression, social commentary, angst, existentialism, & dependence (whether it be a substance, or love from another person).

We all experience these themes of vulnerability to a degree at some point in our lives. The best I can do is create something the listener will identify with.

Songwriting is a form of therapy. I honestly believe that music has saved my life more than once, and will continue to due so until the music industry tears me apart, but that’s okay.

Zachary Freitas

 

About me

When I tell people I play music, they naturally ask me, “What kind of music do you play?”. The easiest way to explain that is to describe what they already know. Include a genre and a few bands I like, and that’s how I sound. At face value in a conversation that works just fine and then we can change the subject.
But what people may not understand is I just simply write brutally honest music from my heart.

As a songwriter, there’s particular things I’ll draw from, mainly experiences I have. I tend to work with themes such as depression, social commentary, angst, existentialism, & dependence (whether it be a substance, or love from another person).

We all experience these themes of vulnerability to a degree at some point in our lives. The best I can do is create something the listener will identify with.

Songwriting is a form of therapy. I honestly believe that music has saved my life more than once, and will continue to due so until the music industry tears me apart, but that’s okay.

If someone asked me why I make music, I would tell them the story about my cousin Johnny…
When I was 19, Johnny died in an automobile accident. He was the same age as me, and a musician too. It made me think, “That could have been me.” So from that point on I decided to dedicate myself entirely to the craft of writing songs. Because at any given moment, everything and everyone you love could suddenly vanish into oblivion like it did for Johnny. The best thing I can do with my life is to leave behind a legacy of captivating music for people that are battling with themselves, because all it takes is one song to give life meaning to someone who once thought it means absolutely nothing.

 

Bio

Zack Freitas was born where the wild things roam in Hollister, CA June 5th, 1992. When he was a child, his family used to call him “The Politician”, maybe because he always knew what people wanted to hear. Growing up in a small town where the everyone knows each other, he tried to do the normal thing and play baseball like other kids. But he always had more fun using his imagination and making up stories or just being a clown. He was a bright student, but sometimes his attention seeking would land him in the principals office.

Eventually Zack figured out he liked acting/entertaining, through his performances for peers in the classroom. And he always knew he had a passion for music through watching MTV and stealing CD’s from his older brother’s collection.
So when he entered high school, he signed up for the Drama program and instantly took a liking to improvisational acting.
At the same time he was starting to learn to play bass guitar, and listening to a lot of punk rock. Writing poetry and reading novels from classic writers such as Jack Kerouac, Kurt Vonnegut, or Hunter S. Thompson.
That was his escape from family life falling apart, as his parents were going through a divorce. Zack distracted himself from his troubled home-life by playing with high school bands and performing as an improv actor and expressing himself however he could.

When Zack graduated from high school on his birthday in 2010, his dad bought him an acoustic guitar and said to told him to start writing his own songs. Zack immediately realized he had a knack for crafting songs due to all the poetry he had written in the past. Leaving his punk rock roots, he listened closely to artists like The Beatles & Elliott Smith to understand more about the delicate art songwriting. That was when he decided he didn’t want to be an actor or a bassist.

At the age of 19, his cousin Johnny passed away in a tragic automobile accident. It left Zack feeling very lost and questioning why someone could die so young. But it also gave Zack a philosophy to squeeze the sweet nectar of life with reckless abandon until the last drop, because you never know when it’s going run out of juice.

By 22 he formed his own band, Kizmet with friends Maxim Crist & Mathew Virak. Together they released two records, “Death is a Blessing” dedicated to his cousin Johnny. And, “Friend of the Animals” in tribute to Saint Francis of Assisi.
Kizmet disbanded after the release of the second record, leaving Zack with a deeper desire to pursue his own solo career.

In October 2016 Zack released his debut solo record “Blow off the Steam”, and started accumulating various venues to play, band members, and fans from all over the central coast & San Benito county.

Immediately after his first solo record, he started recording his sophomore album, “Desolation Animals” (due 10/28/17).

“It’s a work of do-it-yourself gold, everything on the record is home made. It’s a piece of work I’ll always hold up as one of my all time personal favorites because these songs are innately some of my best. And it was the perfect time to start producing everything on my own and record with friends because you don’t need a fancy studio to make some professional music. The more you do things yourself as an artist, the more of the truth in the music comes out— and that’s what resonates with people. I’m not interested in a big record label or making commercials and hanging out with Kardashians on the red carpet. All I need to do is paint songs with words and music that people can relate to. And that’s better than anything”

 

Contact Info: Zachary Freitas
Email: Freakwincy@gmail.com
Phone: (831)-801-8013

Zack’s Youtube Channel
Zack on Facebook

 

 

 

 


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