Zoe Mina is a released artist on Spotify and YouTube, as well as iTunes and Apple Music. In July, 2019, she released her first EP by the name of Blue, and in February, 2020, she released her first single–Mr. No Name, a song that not only surpassed ten thousand streams within the first two weeks, but continues to climb upwards. Her most recent release, Food Fight (Single,) hit streaming platforms November 19th, 2021.
Released July of 2019, Blue was Zoe Mina’s first release. With minimalistic instrumental arrangement and heartfelt lyrics, she focuses on a more emotional and melancholy feel. Written, recorded, and produced by the artist herself and mixed and mastered by Giulia Ferrandino – recording, mixing, and mastering engineer Recording Arts B.S. graduate of Full Sail University – the EP was released with assistance from Hao Do of Instant Noodles Radio.
Mr. No Name
Mr. No Name, Zoe Mina’s second release, is a break away from the melancholic and expressive flow of Blue. Released February of 2020, the artist represents another style featuring the ukulele as a main instrument and focal point. Written, recorded, and produced by Zoe Mina, and mixed and mastered by Giulia Ferrandino, the single was published and promoted by Luthercorp Records.
Walking on Ice
Walking on Ice, released April of 2020, was Zoe Mina’s first experience at the mixing board for her own musical project. Breaking out of the mold from both Blue and Mr. No Name, the artist shows her advancement in arrangement and production as well as composition. Lyrics focus on topics of the heart, the artist’s goal for people to feel while listening to her music coming out strong and apparent. Written, recorded, produced, and mixed by Zoe Mina, the release was mastered, published, and promoted by Luthercorp Records. Special mention to Fynesse Banks and Samira Velasco.
ONE, released July of 2020, Zoe Mina continues to amaze with her arrangement and production as well as composition. The artist breaks from her personal song subjects, touching on world topics of inclusivity and diversity. Written, recorded, produced, and mixed by Zoe Mina – the bass and guitar written and performed by Mitch Pirtle – the release was mastered, published, and promoted by Luthercorp Records.
Falling Behind, released August of 2020, was Zoe Mina’s college graduation project. Her recognizable vocal style is front and center, while her production edges more into the alternative scene. Telling the tale about a friendship gone awry, the young lyric-smith once again composes a relatable and compelling musical escape. Written, recorded, produced, and mixed by Zoe Mina – bass and guitar written and performed by Mitch Pirtle – the release was mastered, published, and promoted by Luthercorp Records. Special mention to Full Sail University.
Out of Mind
Out of Mind, released October of 2020, the artist brings us the follow up to her graduation project from college. Returning to her relatable lyrical style of personal hurt, she takes another gigantic step forward in her musical journey by taking on the mastering on the track–proving her capabilities as a multi-talented artist, producer, and engineer. Written, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by Zoe Mina – the bass and guitar written and performed by Mitch Pirtle – the release was published and promoted by Luthercorp Records.
Aeroplane, released November of 2020, showcases Zoe Mina’s compositional ability to jump genres, transcend the traditional boxes, and create a style of her own. Bringing in a more modern production style, she keeps Mitch Pirtle and his characteristic bass sound, complimenting a more minimalistic arrangement and composition. Written, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by Zoe Mina – the bass and guitar written and performed by Mitch Pirtle – the release was published and promoted by Luthercorp Records.
Lost feat. Fynesse Banks
Lost feat. Fynesse Banks, released in December of 2020, is the artist’s first official collaboration. Using her original lyrics and composition, Fynesse Banks brings the artist’s song to new levels with her talented production on the track. Banks’s experience in orchestra allow her to create a unique blend of the classical and modern, with the strings and electronic elements seamlessly fitting together–a perfect setting for Zoe Mina’s soaring, bordering on operatic, vocal techniques for this production. Written and performed by Zoe Mina, produced and mixed by Fynesse Banks, the track was mastered and released by Fynesse Music.
Hopeful (Someday), released in January of 2021, was Zoe Mina’s hello to 2021. The lyrics of the track reveal how the artist felt about the current state of the world, how she hopes the future to be brighter, and that the mistakes of today’s generations are not left to the following generations to solve. The single is the artist’s first release of 2021, first release under her own company Sound Scientist Productions as a label, and the last single of her album ONE–which was released later that same month.
ONE (album,) released in January of 2021, is Zoe Mina’s first full length album containing fourteen original tracks. Released through the artist’s own company, Sound Scientist Productions, the album features two surprises–a song in tribute to her late grandfather, and an intro track to Aeroplane. The release includes almost all of Zoe Mina’s 2020 singles, as well as eight brand new tracks. Bassist and guitarist Mitch Pirtle is also the drummer on track two, I Miss You.
Hear My Plea
Hear My Plea, released in March of 2021, is Zoe Mina’s first single following ONE (album). Featuring heavier production and edgy instrumentation, the track takes the artist closer to the Rock genre than ever before, and shows fans that while Zoe Mina is all for positivity, she can and will use any kind of emotion for her music when she has something to say.
Up at Night
Released in April, 2021, Up at Night brings out a playful side to Zoe Mina’s playlist. Using percussion elements like woodblocks, cajon, and tambourine give the track a unique difference to the artist’s prior releases. The instrumentation is also percussive and staccato, balancing out the long soaring vocals and the smooth choruses.
Leave A Message (feat. Fynesse Banks)
Fynesse Banks and Zoe Mina previously worked together for their single Lost, released in December 2020, and once again produce a gem in Leave A Message, released May 2021. Zoe Mina produced, recorded, and mastered the track; Fynesse Banks engineered and mixed; and bassist Mitch Pirtle contributes his signature five string Warwick sound to finish off the smooth, don’t-mess-with-me track.
Black as Coal
Returning to the music scene with another Rock-inspired, alternative track, Zoe Mina brings us Black as Coal – a song about sticking to your guns and not giving anything up for someone else (Dropped September 24th, 2021.) Complete with amazing Guitar and Bass tracks by Mitch Pirtle, the song starts out strong with a sophisticated electric guitar solo just after the intro.
Wait, I have to name this?
Wait, I have to name this? was the artist’s debut re-entrance to the music scene after a lengthy break. Featuring largely acoustic tracks – Maybe I Might being the only track to have a full, cushy arrangement instrumentally, including an immaculate bassline from Mitch Pirtle on his five string Warwick – the EP demonstrates Zoe Mina’s ability to portray music in its most simple form. As a special fact, while the artist typically used little to no tuning vocally in the past, this EP returns her to her roots – employing only basic compression and limiting, and ringing in a new era of music for the indie writer.
If anyone was getting used to a more serious side to Zoe Mina, Food Fight certainly throws a cog in that train of thought. Bringing back her lighthearted ukulele tracks, the artist adds wordplay and goofy terminology to the front of this deceptively elaborate tune, featuring Mitch Pirtle on bass.