This New Song Really Took ‘Control’ of Michael Rock
I listen to a lot of new music each week. We actually set aside an hour each Tuesday for a music meeting. Most people would instantly picture us sitting around the office listening to one hit song after another, but that's not exactly how it goes. Usually, for every 20 meh songs we hear, there's the one that we really like.
The easy stuff comes from the big stars. When they release something, it's a lot less risky. The challenge is when you are hearing a brand new song by a brand new artist that no one has ever heard from before. That is a much more difficult task. It can feel like finding a needle in a haystack at times.
Too often, songs from new artists don't get the attention that they might deserve because the established stars outshine them and their songs aren't given enough time to develop.
I think I found a diamond in the rough this morning. Before Jackson hit play, I literally said, "I don't even know what this sound would have to sound like for us to make space for it."
Then, the song came on. It was the first time I ever heard the voice of Zoe Wees. It quivered a bit, and was slightly thick, but the raw emotion that poured out from her was something I won't soon forget.
Her song was about her battle with anxiety. If you or anyone close to you has ever fought that battle, it will be a song that will stick with you. She describes what her anxiety is like and how it feels inside of her.
Her song "Control" is so honest and true. As I listener, I didn't know whether to thank her for being so honest or to apologize for intruding on her private feelings and thoughts.
Zoe Wees not only sang the song, but wrote the lyrics. You can take a listen above.