THIS IS ZAHNA
After disharmony and separation with former band "ILIA" in late 2016, Suzy Martinez makes a fresh comeback with storming rock and dramatic vocals.
The 24-year-old singer moves head-strong into a solo career, debuting as "Zahna", a name deriving from the English abbreviation for the Hispanic singer's full name "Susana" (sue-SAH-nah). With gritty, borderline industrial guitar riffs and technical drum elements, the music infuses Zahna's aggressive vocal style that gives birth to powerful active rock, which will not only demand your attention but leave you feeling whatever her songs want you to feel. After Martinez’ success as the primary songwriter of past band ILIA's EP, "Reborn" (2014), her personal fans undoubtedly believe that Zahna's newest full-length record, due to release in summer of 2017, will not disappoint.
The singer comments in April 2017:
"I'm glad to embark on this new journey. It hasn't always been easy, but I am grateful because hard times gave me the power to believe in myself as a vocalist, and confirms that I have something to offer to this world through music. This is just the beginning."
Martinez refers to her struggle as more than a decade of songwriting, performing, and in the latter years, finally recording and releasing her own original material. As immigrants from Mexico, Martinez's family moved to the state of Ohio before her 2nd birthday. She describes her childhood surrounded by traditional Mexican music and recalls writing her very first song at 7 years old. Her love for rock n’ roll began when she started receiving guitar lessons at age 13 from her father, which led to befriending fellow musicians entering high school. Naturally, while being exposed to more alternative rock bands from her peers as well as a thriving in a lush musical environment, Martinez formed her first rock band with friends at the age of fifteen. Entering talent shows and constantly performing local venues became the taste of an industry Martinez craved and pursued ever since. Taking a break from music to study a three-year college degree at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX, Martinez was touring nationally off of her own original material by 2014 at the age of 21, and received national airplay on 3 of her original songs, all which reached to top ten in Billboard Christian Rock Charts, and even up to #2 for her song, “Young Diaries.”
Three years later to the present moment, without having released any material since “Reborn,” (2014), Martinez is prepared to stand on her own two feet and take the independent road with her past fans and new fans alike towards a promising, long-term career. The up-and-coming singer highly anticipates exploding with the powerful, untamed, and mature sound only known as “Zahna” that’s cooking behind the scenes, releasing summer of 2017.
Prepare yourselves. This is Zahna.