Zak Abel set to play Club Academy spring 2019

North-London singer/songwriter Zak Abel has today announced details of an extensive European tour, set to take place in March 2019.

By Steven Pankhurst | Last updated 20 December 2018

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Zak Abel
14th March – Club Academy

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The dates kick off in Manchester on the 14th of March and spans seven dates all over Europe, including stops in Berlin, Amsterdam and London’s Roundhouse, in what is set to be a special night, and Zak’s biggest headline show to date.

In October Zak released You Come First, featuring rising hip-hop star Saweetie, listen here: YouTube/All Other DSPs. The track, which has already been streamed over 4 Million times on Spotify alone, is yet another showcase of Zak’s electric vocal and knack for delivering an undeniable hook.

Featuring on the track is Bay-area rapper Saweetie, who is known for bringing her swag and “boss-ass-bitch” attitude to tracks and her verse on You Come First is no exception.

The release of You Come First is sure to delight fans, who have been looking forward to an official release of the song ever since the track became a staple in Zak’s live set.

The track was co-written by Zak himself, along with Iman Coulter (Zara Larson), production comes from Will Simms and mixing from Wez Clarke (Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran).

You Come First follows on from Love Song released earlier this year and marks a new musical path for Zak from that seen on debut album Only When We’re Naked, seeing the young songwriter perusing an ambitiously uplifting sound.

Love Song, which was produced by legendary pop producer Steve Mac (Charli XCX/Ed Sheeran) proved to be a hit with fans, being streamed over 17.5 Million times on Spotify to date and reaching the C-list on Radio 2.

 In 2015 Zak caught the attention of tastemakers everywhere by releasing two EPs, Joker Presents… and One Hand On The Future. Including collaborations with Kaytranada, Tom Misch, Joker and Karma Kid, the EPs garnered over 3 Million streams on Soundcloud alone and received widespread support from respected tastemakers Julie Adenuga and Zane Lowe (Beats1), Radio 1’s Mistajam and Annie Mac, i-D and Noisey.

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