After struggling with depression for the first time in 2020, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual reconnection. I traveled, practiced sports, and wrote extensively to understand my life’s purpose and spiritual state. Through these experiences, I was able to heal myself and create a potion that I hope will help others heal too. « Kintsugi Heart » – from the Japanese pottery practice Kintsugi where they mend broken pieces with golden glue is a metaphor for embracing our flaws and imperfections and emerging from difficult times more beautiful with our scars.
This EP is the acknowledgement of a time of deep sadness, accepting it, expressing it and healing from it. It is a journey through love, struggle, darkness, introspection, growth and light. It is the final burial of my depression and the Panacea to hopefully prevent another.
K.ZIA is a Berlin & Dakar based, Brussels-born, world-raised multi-talented artist known for her captivating and emotive performances, visuals and music. She boasts a unique and soulful voice that showcases her wide range of musical influences, blending elements of R&B, soul, pop, and Afrobeats to create a sound that is contemporary and timeless often incorporating elements of community and togetherness.
Born to a Martinican father and an internationally acclaimed Belgo-Congolese artist mother (Zap Mama), K.ZIA’s upbringing exposed her to a diverse array of cultures and music, which is evident in her artistry. Raised on stage, she honed her skills singing backing vocals on tour with her mother and performing alongside her father in spectacular shows. In 2017, K.ZIA moved to Berlin to pursue her career as an independent artist and released her debut EP « RED » in 2018. She has since been invited to perform across the globe, both as a headliner and opening act for notable artists like Sampa The Great, Omar Lyefook, Tayla Parx, Kota the friend and more as well as collaborated with artists from all genres and generations.
In January 2022, K.ZIA released her first full-length album, « Genesis, » which showcases her evolution as an artist and introduces her French-singing alter ego « ZIA. » Accompanied by a visually stunning universe, the album has garnered over 1 million streams in just a few months, receiving critical acclaim and solidifying her status as a rising star in her niche and home country.
K.ZIA’s goal is to create art that fuses cultures, genres, and brings people from different backgrounds together to celebrate music, love, and create a safe space for self-expression .