Queer artist ZAVA has dropped their new single HOE, a dance-pop track written to inspire self-confidence and love during Pride month, along with a fun, very camp music video.
HEAVEN ON EARTH (HOE)
Almost instantly catchy, the song starts off slow but quickly builds to ZAVA’s dulcet falsetto before the beat comes in hard breaking through the crooning tones. Hailing from Kansas City in Missouri, ZAVA is an electro-pop singer who has built their style off of inspiring self-love and breaking tradition. Despite the title HOE, the song stands for Heaven On Earth; fitting considering the message behind the music.
“At the dawn of the 21st century, the world is shrouded in darkness. Hate has become the weapon of the ego. Love has become a feeling of the past. Like all things in the universe, there is balance. When darkness reigns, light rises to meet it. This is a remembering that peace, joy, and love is who we are. Now is the time to awaken, to fight for the light, and to remember who we are. Are you ready,” says ZAVA.
The music video takes us through a euphoric, dream-like sequence paying homage to the nightclub and queer scenes. Directed by Elise Poehling with videographer Austin White, the outfits and dancing is vibrant and is clearly a track meant to be blasted this Pride month.
In case ZAVA’s impressive vocal range and stunning looks aren’t enough, the video is choreographed by Sydnee Bell with Mindy Moeller, Lexi Cross-Tunley, Keanu Vitug, and Topher Benjamin providing back-up as dancers.
ZAVA’s message of confidence, self-love and empowerment is earning him a following on social media. ZAVA will be performing on the main stage of Kansas City Pride on June 11 and hopes to continue his work as an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community through music and art.