On Our Radar | Zolita

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Zolita is equal parts musician, visual artist, and performer. Since her first single from her upcoming EP, Immaculate Conception titled “Explosion” and its accompanying video was absolute fire, we are more than excited to exclusively premiere her second track, “Holy,” here on Steve Madden Mag. Zolita pulls her influences from the peaks of pop culture as well as the underground to create fully realized sonic/visual experiences. We sat down with her to dish about how she's influenced by Madonna, The Weeknd, Slava and more. Be to check out “Holy” debuting here on SM Mag.

Photos by Phil Walters

 

Name: Zolita @zolita101

Age: 20

Occupation: Musician/Filmmaker/Student

Style icon? Madonna

Favorite item in your closet? My floor-length gold stitched robe.

Favorite look for performing? A long weave and a massive headpiece.

Best place to find inspiration? In books and gen-ed classes.

Favorite decade? The ‘70s.

Celebrity crush? Kristen Stewart

How do you describe your style? Regal virginal prairie girl (when I’m not lazy and wearing an eating dress).

Who are your musical influences? Alison Krauss and Fleetwood Mac mixed with Banks and The Weeknd.

What’s your biggest accomplishment so far? Finishing my upcoming EP, accepting myself and realizing that I have agency in the path of my destiny.

What do you hope to accomplish in the next year? Get a damn record deal and pay for my last year of film school without loans.

Favorite performance you’ve done? Galore Mag fashion week party. I had backup dancers in juicy tracksuits and Justin Bieber was there watching ha.

Favorite spots in NY? Elizabeth St. Statue Garden, Enchantments, Lovely Day, McNally Jackson, Berlin. 

Favorite music videos? "Girl Like Me" by Slava and “Pursuit" by Gesaffelstein

What are you reading right now? Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Last thing you Googled? “Marie Antoinette lesbian”

Who do you stalk on Instagram? Bae.

 

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