Zella Day

Birth name Zella Day Kerr
Born March 13, 1995
Pinetop, Arizona, U.S.
Genres Indie pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, percussion

Zella Day Kerr (born March 13, 1995), known professionally as Zella Day, is an American singer and songwriter from Pinetop, Arizona.

Raised in Arizona, Zella Day was immersed in the cafe and art space her parents helped to create in their small mountain town of Pinetop. Zella was first encouraged by her mother to learn guitar as practical means for achieving a sustainable career as a musician. Her first songs, written soon after picking up the guitar at age 9, took influence from the classic singer/songwriter records of her parents and the mystique of the rugged desert landscape around her.

Kicker was hailed as Zella’s most intimate yet gorgeously expansive album yet and charted at number 65 on US Billboard 200 and number 7 on US Top Alternative. Interview Magazine praised Zella’s uniquely “own charmed style” and BlackBook Magazine declared, “it’s safe to say this girl’s on her way to being a household name.”

On December 17, 2015 Zella performed on Last Call With Carson Daly. On January 4, 2016 she performed “Hypnotic” on Late Night With Seth Myers. The 20-year-old’s third national TV appearance was followed by a number of high profile festival performances at Billboard Hot 100 Fest, Music Midtown, and the iHeart Radio Music Festival. Zella’s debut at Coachella in 2016 caught the attention of Los Angeles Magazine, describing the performance as “hypnotic”, Billboard hailing her set as “stellar”, and Consequence of Sound exclaiming “it’s entirely possible that Zella Day looks back on Coachella 2016 as the moment that launched her career in the earnest…Day is an undeniably powerful vocalist.”

On May 4, 2016 Zella Day was featured again as a musical guest on Last Call with Carson Daly, this time debuting her newest single, “Mustang Kids” live.

Zella has moved effortlessly between music and fashion, having been featured in in Teen Vogue, V Magazine, KENTON Magazine, The LATERALS, Playboy (fully-clothed ‘Artist to Watch’ feature), as well as the Free People documentary. Her distinct role in the music/fashion crossover space has lead to partnerships with Free People, Cleobella, Coach, Maje, and appearances at NYFW 2016.



Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications

Powered by Love
Released February 8, 2009
Label: Zella Day Music
Format: CD

Released June 29, 2015
Label: Pinetop, Hollywood
Format: CD, LP, digital download

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Cynics vs. Dreamers
Released May 22, 2012
Label: Self-released, Wax Ltd.
Format: Digital download

Zella Day
Released September, 2014
Label: Pinetop
Format: LP, digital download


As lead artist
Year Song Peak chart
positions Album

2012 “Seven Nation Army” — — Non-album single
2013 “No Sleep to Dream”[29] — — Cynics vs. Dreamers
“I Lost Track of Time”[30] — — Non-album single
2014 “1965” /
“Sweet Ophelia” — — Kicker
“East of Eden” — —
“Hypnotic” 25 28
“High” — —
“Mustang Kids (featuring Baby E)” — —
“Man on the Moon” — — TBA
“Hunnie Pie” — —
As featured artist[edit]
Year Song Peaks Album
2013 “All These Roads”
(Sultan & Ned Shepard featuring Zella Day and Sam Martin) — Non-album single
2016 “Make a Change”
(Nahko and Medicine for the People featuring Zella Day) — HOKA