With a rabid global fanbase, and tips from tastemakers and fellow artists alike, London-based 19-year-old lozeak has released her powerful new single ‘Cutthroat’ via Apex Era Recordings / Parlophone, out now.
‘Cutthroat’ is a bombastic track about knowing when to cut toxic people out of your life. “I always struggle with upsetting people, and I struggle to end relationships or friendships because I don’t wanna be the bad guy,” lozeak says of its meaning. “But as I was writing that I realised that sometimes you have to be.”
Written by lozeak and The Nocturns (Charlie Martin / Joe Housley) the single showcases a new side to lozeak’s songwriting which is as diverse as her musical influences – everything from Hole, Kasabian and Radiohead to Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne and Bebe Rexha.
lozeak has already cultivated a huge online (over 615k followers and 48 million likes on TikTok alone) with her debut singles being streamed over 4.4 million times to date. Her music is winning over famous fans, with Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes, Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and Frank Carter all championing her sound (with both Oli and Jack recently inviting her to perform at their respective club nights). Tastemakers like Dazed, Stylist and Wonderland magazines have also tipped her as an artist to watch.
The story of lozeak starts in 2003 in Norwich with two music-obsessed parents blasting drum and bass awaiting the birth of their second child in an attempt to imbue rhythm and a flare for music into her DNA. It worked. A childhood spent exploring the sounds of Luther Vandross, Madonna and Amy Winehouse gave way to her teenage years when she transitioned to diverse artists like Avril Lavigne, Kehlani and Radiohead – inspiring her grungy, rock-pop edge of today. With a huge online fanbase eagerly awaiting her next move, lozeak’s star is well and truly on the rise.