A British singer, songwriter and musician who rose to fame after singing vocals on the Gordon City duo’s single “Unmissable”, which became a hit and reached the Top 20 in the UK, Zak is talented on many fronts and puts emotionally intelligent messages into his music, an original blend of R&B and pop that resonates with listeners.
At the age of 14 he was uploading his songs to YouTube, which eventually led to him signing a record deal and meeting influential music producer Joker in 2014. Zak and Joker released a four-track EP in 2015, followed shortly by Zak’s solo project “One Hand On The Future”, on which he collaborated with Tom Misch (“Beautiful Escape”) and Kaytranada (“Say Sumthin”). Collaborating with these luminaries encouraged Zak as a songwriter and perfectly prepared him for the release of his debut album. It came out in 2017 and was called “Only When We’re Naked.” For the first time, he channeled his creativity into pop realms, writing hits for artists like Kygo, Avicii, R3hab & Zayn and Paloma Faith & John Legend.
Zak has signed with BMG and his current album “Be Kind”, released in 2021, has reached the AirPlay Charts in various European countries and the Top 30 HOT AC in the US.
He is also involved in charity work. He is an ambassador for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a mental health organization that helps prevent suicide and directs its help to men going through crises. Zak also brings themes of identity and mental struggle into his writing. He loves performing live and connecting with his audience. He is one of those artists who puts his all into every performance.