zzzahara charts the constant change of their native LA on 'liminal spaces'
zzzahara on World Cafe
Braden Morgan/Courtesy of the artist
- "they don't know"
- "get out of la"
- "it will get better"
There's an running joke that Los Angeles is happy to welcome any starry-eyed dreamer into its fabric, only to spit them out a few years later. But what about the people who were born and raised there? Folks who see a constantly shifting landscape, a never-ending cycle of development, destruction and gentrification. zzzahara's new album, liminal spaces, explores the ways their Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park has grown and changed over the years by an influx of people looking to thrive, or just survive.
In this session, zzzahara talks about learning how to use Ableton during the pandemic to make their debut album, what they learned as a mental health care worker, and trying to keep up with the constant change in Los Angeles.