Breakout star Zoe Wees unleashes the empowering follow-up to her monster debut. “Girls Like Us” is the second single from an artist you should already have on your radar going into 2021. The 18-year-old German singer/songwriter has had a whirlwind year after her first single “Control” went viral worldwide, thanks to her powerful voice and its equally powerful message. “Girls Like Us” will be released via Capitol Records.
Talking about the origins of her much-anticipated new track, Zoe explains “for me it was the hardest feeling to grow up in a world that you feel doesn’t accept you. We all have insecurities, but this is what makes us beautiful.” Speaking about the video – also out today – Zoe adds that “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.”
Zoe’s lyrics send a message of togetherness and solidarity to girls around the world who are feeling the pressures of society. It’s a middle finger to the impossible beauty standards which are still being peddled by brands, influencers and algorithms.
“We’re walking through a world with blinded eyes,” she says, “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.” “Girls Like Us” was produced by Patrick Pyke Salmy and Ricardo Muñoz, who she works with regularly as a part of her core team.
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Already armed with a legion of loving fans, who have followed her since she began sharing covers of her favourite songs online, Zoe’s impressive vocals and ability to connect shine through once again. Her first single “Control” written at the beginning of her career in her first ever writing session has catapulted her status to one of the most exciting new talents around.
Zoe is one of a very tiny handful of artists in the world to have enjoyed such a promising debut across the planet. ‘Control’ was added to the two biggest playlists in the world – Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and Apple Music’s Today’s Hits and the track has since amassed over 250 Million streams globally. The song has also charted in 58 country’s Viral Charts on Spotify and has already gone Gold in no less than 5 countries. Whereas at radio she achieved Top 20 status at US Pop Radio and picked up Sirius XM Hits 1 to Watch and iHeart Radio’s Pop On The Verge. Elsewhere it was Top 10 in airplay charts in 5 European countries & Top 20 on the Global Shazam Charts (14th). Going into 2021 she’s been tipped on Amazon’s Ones To Watch.