Gabriella Zauna Gets Caught In Traffic

The California singer-songwriter moves into a new lane with this dark-pop gem.

Gabriella Zauna is driven by her urges in her new dark-pop single Traffic — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

A track about the desire to feed our intimate personal cravings even when they untimely, Traffic finds Zauna shifting lanes to explore a complex and contrasting terrain of sound, creating an emotional landscape of tension, sensuality, and impulsivity.

Traffic transports listeners into a different dimension with uniquely layered instrumentals and risqué lyrics. Opening with ethereal vocals and quickly adding in a drum beat and electric guitar, this new song is like nothing you’ve heard before from Zauna. The floaty, dream-like vocal runs support the lyrics, almost putting listeners in a trance. The outro of the electric guitar fading out into silence evokes a feeling of release and conclusion.

Ultimately, Traffic is a song that feeds into a taboo associated with sex and intimacy; there is excitement in doing something wrong, like being intimate while stuck in traffic. With this context, the audience is pulled in, making them feel real emotions through the lyrical emphasis and instrumental choices. Written by Gabriella Evangelista and produced by Zauna, Traffic blends influences of rock, pop, and electronic music to create something new and different to draw in the listener.

Zauna, originally from Manhattan Beach, California, was exposed to music from a young age, thanks to her father’s punk band. Always being drawn to the beauty in the darkness of art, she began writing songs as young as seven and eventually started to release them at the age of 15. Growing up, she found writing music to be an outlet when struggling with her mental health. Influenced by artists such as Lana Del Rey, Matty Healy and Prince, her goal is always to create music that is authentic to herself and that resonates with her listeners.

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