Emily Zuzik is a native Pittsburgh singer-songwriter by way of San Francisco, Austin, New York City and now Los Angeles. She has sung in acoustic folk cafes, lead rock bands, fronted cover bands, worked with some notable electronica producers and sung on a number of licensed works for TV and film.
Summer 2017 saw the release of her latest EP and return to roots songwriting with Tender. It includes two songs with cowriting partner Geoff Pearlman--the folk rocker, Winter in California (which was featured in Local Anesthetic on KCSN) and the soul ditty, Tender. The third song, Ernst Kirchner, is a western gothic song originally commissioned by ESOPUS Magazine for its bi-annual musical cd.
Last year, Zuzik re-teamed with Tim Lefebvre to create a new musical project called Angelenos. The duo worked with numerous talents such as Gary Novak, Nick Littlemore, Peter Adams, Jason Linder, and David Siegel. The record came out in late 2016.
In 2011, Emily was a featured singer and cowriter of "The Low Hum" on Moby's "Destroyed" album. She has worked with a number of other downtempo artists over the years including South London's Sizzlax and Los Angeles' Acacia Downs. Additionally, she and bassist/producer Tim Lefebvre released an eclectic electronic pop album, Domestic Blitz, in 2010.
Emily also sang the theme song to the NBC rom-com "Love Bites" (2010-11), which she recorded with composer Art Hays. Additionally, Emily sang songs for the Aimee Teagarden character in the WB series "Aim High." Her music has been licensed for the MTV show Catfish, Bravo!'s Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, the El Rey Network's Matador (episode directed by Robert Rodriguez), Sundance Selects film Free the Nipple, films The Endless and Spring, CW show Smallville, The Nate Berkus Show, BRAVO's Flipping Out, XOX Betsey Johnson, National Geographic Channel's indie wrestling doc, Slammed, Amsale Girls, the Cuba Gooding Jr. film Ticking Clock and the indie film Fifth Form as well as interactive campaigns for Hormel and Jenn Air.
A proud Epiphone Guitars endorsed artist and 2005 calendar girl, Emily released her debut solo album, The Way it's Got to Be, in February 2003, which received praises from NYC's The Village Voice and Time Out, as well as Performing Songwriter Magazine's Top DIY Picks, November 2003. Emily has been featured in publications such as ICON Magazine, GO! NYC Magazine and Women Who Rock Magazine. Emily's song "That's the Way" was a semi-finalist in the JANE Magazine Readers compliation in 2004, and also appeared as one of IGN for Men's "Babe of the Day".
She has toured extensively across the US and UK. Zuzik is a commissioned musical artist for Esopus Magazine and the ProSeed Books project "A Picture is Worth..." and a vocalist in Erie Insurance jingles and the Blue Man Group sold out shows at The Hollywood Bowl and BMG Production Saturday Morning Puppet Club.
"Tender is a short and sweet three-song EP that merely whets our appetite for more of this amazing Americana artist....Zuzik truly brings it every time, and always leaves us wanting more. Grab this tasty hors d’ouevres to tide you over until her next full length release."
SPIRITUAL HEART teaser from ANGELENOS ep