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Lesbian Pop Star Zolita Talks Latest Single, Upcoming EP and Tour

Amber Asaly

The 'Ruin My Life' singer reveals the inspiration behind her latest music video.

Zolita has ended 2022 with a bang.

In the last month, the lesbian pop singer released the new song and video "Ruin My Life," plus the acoustic version of that and her other most recent bop, "20 Questions," announced a brand new EP Falling Out/Falling In coming out early next year, and announced her first ever headlining tour.

In the video for her latest single, "Ruin My Life," she returns home for the wedding of her childhood best friend after reeling from the breakup we saw in "20 Questions." At the bachelorette party, she reconnects with her former best friend and first love.

"Ruin My Life" is just a part of the story. She'll be releasing more videos that continue the story that started in the video for "20 Questions," and says it will be a story even more epic than her Trilogy of "Somebody I F*cked Once," Single in September," and "I F*cking Love You."

Starting with "Somebody I F*cked Once" in May of 2021, Zolita has released five back-to-back A+, top-notch singles that rival any song by any other sapphic singer released in the same time. Zolita tells compelling and relatable queer love stories with fun hooks and classic pop sounds. I want to sing along to every song of hers I hear.

"I had just seen Imagine Me and You again, and I was like, 'God, what a classic sapphic movie,' and I wanted to reference that," she says. Basically, when I went into this EP, all the songs lived in such different spaces that I was like, 'What story can I tell that's going to weave all these songs together?' That's when I came up with the road trip idea."

She works with a largely queer team of friends both behind and in front of the camera, and described the week they spent shooting the videos as like a "queer summer camp."

"It's so important in order to tell those stories authentically, because that's the magic of my music videos, and it comes from having so many queer people helping to tell those stories," she says. "All of their perspectives and all of the things that they would like to see also get injected into that larger story. I think that's why they feel so real, and endearing, and authentic."

This fall was big, but 2023 is going to be even bigger for the singer. Her EP Falling Out/Falling In comes out February 10, and features the already-released "20 Questions" and "Ruin My Life," plus four other songs.

Zolita says she's excited for people to see how sonically diverse she can be. "There is still a little bit of the pop punk vibe on some of the songs, but then there's a little bit more of the pop, I f*cking love you, ruin my life. Chill, pop energy. Then, there's even some almost borderline country-ish acoustic-y vibe," she says.

She's most excited for fans to hear her next single, "Ashley," which she calls one of her favorite songs she's ever written.

"I've been teasing it a little bit. I played it at LA Pride," she says. "I think people are really excited about that one. People keep bringing that one up."

Then, just eight days after the EP comes out, she'll be kicking off her first-ever headlining tour.

"I am so excited. It's so crazy. I've opened for somebody before, but I've never gone on my first headline tour," she says. "The idea that I'm going to get to go be in rooms with a bunch of people who have engaged with my work for a long time, and people who have been fans for a long time, and get to genuinely have face-to-face time with them is so, so, so exciting to me."

She wants her shows to be "just a big, queer dance party," complete with costume changes and some of the elements from the Zolita Cinematic Universe. And of course, she's looking at sapphic artists to find her opener.

Several of her shows are already sold out, but there are still tickets to a lot of the stops. Head over to her website today to pick up yours.

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Mey Rude

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.

Mey Rude is a journalist and cultural critic who has been covering queer news for a decade. The transgender, Latina lesbian lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée.