Relentless. Harmonious. Supernatural. Chaotic. Beautiful.
Filled with sultry gypsy dances, so-cal punk rock, reggae and ska, the self-titled debut from Zrada, ushers a new era of harmonious insanity. The citizens of Zradastan welcome you to their world of contradictions. Bring your passport.
Zrada’s eponymous release is a force of nature. The album projects the same beauty, emotion and themes of many of Zrada’s ancestors’ songs… with gunfire and double bass pedals for good measure. With 16 tracks of romance and mayhem, Zrada takes you into a complex world of melodies and distortion. Finely crafted, intricately complex yet simple to listen to - Zrada challenges you into shed your pre-conceptions of Eastern Europeamusic.
Kicking off with a traditional drinking song, Zrada doesn’t take long shedding the cloak of tradition, kicking straight into “Give me a Liquor” – a song about the escapism of excess. Combining punk rock and a heavy funk riff “The Young Writer” will get you up off of your feet. “ Portrait” delves into ska and reggae while delivering a poignant message. Beautiful melodies and vocals of “The Letter” and “Quick Waters” give way to the insanity of Parade. After all of this musical diversity the album builds to the chaos of Natasha – where Zrada unleashes its punk and metal roots with full force. Yet listeners will be pleasantly surprised as the epic “Natasha” uses scores of instruments and voices to tell an intruguing tale.