It all started with his sister’s cassette recorder and a blank tape to record his voice. In his young teenage years, he recorded renditions of his favorite songs on the player just to get practice. Soon enough he found out that singing was a manner of expression that he deeply related to. Born in Malmö, Sweden, Z.Woods was raised in a small town where musical diversity was hard to come by. Artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Usher and Luther Vandross influenced Z.Woods’ sound. As a producer and writer his biggest influences are The Underdogs, Ryan Leslie and Timbaland. Swedish media was so captivated by his journey that they featured him in a segment on Swedish National TV (SVT 1) that showcased his work and career.
The singer/songwriter’s sultry sound stems from his compassion for R&B music. “R&B made me see that as a man, we have feelings and emotions too,” Z.Woods explains, “and expressing them through song is one of the most powerful, vulnerable and realest things that one can do.”
Z.Woods has recorded an infectious mix of R&B, Soul and a splash of Hip-Hop style in his latest EP Songs About You. The EP, which was written, produced and mixed by Z.Woods, ranges from vocally driven songs like “Sunday’s Best” to soulful head-rockers like “You” and “Undo.” Songs About You is his first original studio-recorded project.