Australian singer-songwriter Tassia Zappia tells a story of “what if” romance on “Like Ooh,” a soulful, brooding celebration of unexpected love. Currently signed to Republic Records, Zappia emphasizes honesty and vulnerability in her lyrics, with a touch of fun and lightheartedness along the way. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt to encounter a new crush.
“During a writing trip to LA, I met a new guy and we really hit it off,” Zappia explains. “After I went back home to Australia, I just couldn’t get him off my mind. ‘Like Ooh’ is a sexy, playful song about craving a person knowing you may never see them again. I had the best time making this with my collaborators Lauren Christy, Jon Levine and Entente.”
Zappia has channeled the likes of Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, and Elvis Presley in her music, and her upcoming debut EP is already looking like a promising endeavor. Previous singles “You Don’t Want Me,” which tackles heart-wrenching unrequited love, and “When I Was Four,” which she describes as an ode to dreamers, establish Zappia as a raw, emotive songwriter with a bright future ahead of her.