Premiere: Zella Day's "Mustang Kids" Run Wild In New Music Video

Premiere: Zella Day's "Mustang Kids" Run Wild In New Music Video

An intense mini-film from the free spirited singer, for her latest single

An intense mini-film from the free spirited singer, for her latest single

Text: Grace Walker

A year ago, electro-folk princess Zella Day told V she didn’t want to box herself into any specific sound, highlighting a desire to shatter constriction and morph into nothing less than a “free bird.” Today with the exclusive release of the heated video for “Mustang Kids,” from debut album KICKER, it appears our girl has stuck to her guns.

Beginning with an emotion-wrenching voicemail, the black-and-white video leads us through the suburban surroundings of Bishop, California. Flicking through scenes of domestic rebellion, we are pulled through sentiments of angst, upset, passion, and ultimately the fiery satisfaction of breaking away from the status quo. Throw in flashing clips of galloping horses, poised ballerinas and Zella performing at a bowling alley and we’re dealt the eclectic and unexpected hand of cards the singer strives for.

The release of “Mustang Kids” follows single “Hypnotic” which iTunes spotlighted as a “Single of the Week” and features in the trailer for similarly enchanting film, Alice Through The Looking Glass. Success for Day doesn’t stop there, though. The Arizona native is now taking her show on the road, announcing a headlining tour of North America set to kick off June 21st in Kansas City, MO. Following that comes a series of shows with Fitz and the Tantrums, then a tour in August supporting Michael Franti & Spearhead.

To top it all off, her recent Coachella performance was a dazzling aurora of energy, psychedelic effects and breathtaking instrumentals. Gearing up hype with each stunning performance and striking track, Zella Day remains racy as ever, and we can’t wait to see what she’s got in store next.

Catch Zella's upcoming tour dates and tickets here

Credits: Header Image Photography Saamuel Richard

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