“‘Girls Like Us’ is quite simply about a girl who walks around with blinded eyes so she can’t see how beautiful she is.” This is how our inspiring conversation with 18-year-old Hamburg, Germany-based pop rising artist Zoe Wees started. Plain and simple yet extremely powerful. That’s what Zoe’s latest release “Girl Like Us” is.
“It’s not always good to think about how you look to the rest of the world. It’s much more important to think about how you feel inside. It is not easy to call yourself beautiful but being confident helps you to accept and love yourself.”
Despite her young age, Zoe already gathered quite a few exciting accomplishments. Earlier this year, she made her U.S. television debut on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” performing her debut single, “Control.”
The tune was added to the world’s two biggest playlists – Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and Apple Music’s Today’s Hits. The song has since amassed over 270 million combined streams worldwide and gone Gold in five countries.
Much like her latest release, ‘Control’ is a deeply personal song for Zoe which she wrote as a way of dealing with the exclusion and helplessness she experienced as she struggled with rolandic childhood epilepsy.
However Zoe’s here to bring it home and spread a message of togetherness with her inspiring lyrics and deep and piercing voice.
At the end of the day, we all go to bed without make-up with the ugliest clothes and wake up with the messiest hair on earth.”
“I get messages on social media every day about how much people are relating to my songs and are lifted up by the message I’m trying to spread with my music. That’s just the most priceless accomplishment for me!” Zoe admits.
Zoe doesn’t want to simply break the barriers of music as her original style and persona is literally tearing down her geographic borders. She is keeping fans from all over the world streaming her tunes and watching her powerful performances and killing the game in the industry as well: just last fall she opened for Sam Smith at Abbey Road Studios.
Other kickass artists couldn’t help but take notice of Zoe.
Jessie J spotted her powerful vocals and spine-tingling emotional clarity, sending her messages of encouragement. Jessie said, ‘Get it sis!’”
“Jessie J is one of my biggest inspirations and musical icons so I was simply thrilled to find out that she liked my voice and my music!”
Her aesthetics are also quite curated and well thought out while still being very classy and unpretentious (her colorful braids are almost as pleasing and soothing as her voice).
Zoe is not slowing down and while touring is still on hold she keeps gearing up for an eventual global tour which could finally allow her US fans to see her in person as unlike what many believe, not only is she hitting strides in her home country but she is taking the international scene by storm.
While disproving all of those who didn’t think it possible or even conceivable.
“So many people believe that if you’re a German or European artist you’ll never make it outside your own scene. I don’t want to believe that! I think everything is possible especially in America where my music is resonating with so many people!”
We believe Zoe and we believe in her music!