Zachary is 12 years old, from Chelsea, London. His song ‘How You Doin” made the Top 30 in The Young Songwriter 2019 competition 8-12 years UK & Ireland Category. Congratulations! Here’s a bit about Zachary and his songwriting.
What inspired you to write your SAYS19 Top 30 song? I am always inspired by how a song can change one’s emotions, how it can make one feel happy yet full of sadness. My mom and I have been watching a TV show called “Friends” for years. The humanity and positivity of this show and it’s characters are my peaceful and happy place in today’s fast paced life. My favourite character in it is called Joey – he is an aspiring actor with a pure heart and a wonderful sense of humour. Joey is a bright personality with relationship problems, as he doesn’t fall in love very often, but at one point he falls in love with his best friend Rachel. He struggles to fall out of love and goes on an emotional rollercoaster. Even though they must stay friends – Rachel and Joey do admit their strong love for each other, which is very innocent and pure. I wrote this song to show how hypothetically this adventurous relationship would develop and blossom into something beautiful. The song is meant to be sincere but cheeky, catchy and winning a smile on the audience’s faces! I tried my best to use my imagination in the lyrics for all those who listen to feel the warmth and positive energy of the song.
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The Young Songwriter 2019 showcase & 10th anniversary of Song Academy celebration will be on Saturday 22nd June at 7pm at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London.