First Play Friday // ‘Hard Not to Love You’ – Zola Courtney

We’ve absolutely raced through this week, haven’t we? Alongside my Music Mondays and WWW Wednesday posts, you’ll know I started a new series in June: First Play Friday.

In this series, I show off a new or upcoming release.

Previous tracks include ‘I Did It To Myself’by Dakota Jones, ‘Powerhouse’ by Stranger Girl, ‘Safe Bet’ by Cucamaras, ‘Fall Away ‘ by Rowdy Outsider, ‘ I Only Party (w my Baby)’ by SLUGS, ‘Watching Cartoons ‘ by La Luz, ‘Blame It’ by Marlow, ‘Perfect Design’ by Mason Rose Gray, ‘Cosmic Saturation’by The Velveteins and ‘Matters’ by Methyl Ethel

For the twelfth post of the series, I’m spotlighting ‘Hard Not To Love You’ by Zola Courtney. The singer shows off her soul sound with a track laced with soulful vocals and peaceful piano instrumentals.

From the opening line, the impactful vocals take the listener through the feeling of being in love — and falling out of it.

Regarding the track, Courtney says “(the song) is about the love and forgiveness you show your partner, even when they’ve done you wrong. The reality of relationships are that they’re not always perfect, fall outs are inevitable but at the end of the day, you love that person and that overrides everything.”

This sense of love is echoed in the beautifully shot music video.

Much like the accompanying video, the track has a wholesome, somber feel to it.

The last year or so has been significant for relationships. Some people have grown closer whilst others have not but — for most people— there’s still love there, something this track communicates well.

As cold nights draw in, this track feels familiar and warm.

© Zola Courtney, 2021.

The track ‘Hard Not To Love You’ is available to stream on Spotify.


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**This track was sent to me via Whiteboard PR. I was not instructed to review this track and all opinions of it are my own.

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