Singer-songwriter Z by Z has just dropped the unplugged version of his most recent single “Searching” on all streaming platforms alongside the video on his YouTube channel. Harrison Cohen is a promising young talent with a voice that speaks to the masses. Based in Brooklyn, Harrison takes on many roles within the music industry as a singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. With his motivated spirit and contagious positivity, Z by Z is making his mark, proving himself to be one of the next rising pop acts of the current moment.
Z by Z is making a striking return with the release of “Searching (Unplugged).” The minimalist piano chords compliment the song’s vulnerable themes, giving a new life to the impactful ballad. The stripped back version brings a new level of intimacy to the track, highlighting the clever and heart-wrenching storytelling that Harrison employs in his writing. The impressive vocals of Z by Z are put on full display with this release, launching his listeners into an ambient sonic universe.
Cohen was raised in New York’s Hudson Valley where he developed a love for the outdoors, Wes Anderson movies, and impressionist art. His music is inspired by pop and alternative artists like Maroon 5, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, and Phoenix and Spoon. Harrison has an impressive background in the music industry, and regardless of his youth, he has an extensive resume of experiences under his belt. The singer was featured on season 15 of American Idol, where he debuted his original song “No Time” and received praise from experienced performers such as Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.
In 2020, Cohen graduated from Drexel University with a degree in music industry at the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. During college, Cohen spent time building his craft and professional network through writing and performing original music at house shows, colleges and cities across the East Coast.
Harrison began releasing his original compositions as Z by Z back in 2018. Since then, he has amassed over one million Spotify streams, has been added to over 35K+ user playlists, and has racked up numerous spins on New York’s WFUV and WXPK. Z by Z is releasing a wave of new music produced by Nick Krill (The War On Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Generationals) featuring guitarist Russ Flynn (X Ambassadors), bassist Gary Atturio (Darwin Deez, A Great Big World) and drummer Zach Jones (Sting, Elle King). He is entering into a new era of his artistry with his most recent releases, putting music with a more mature sound than ever before.
We recently spoke with Harrison in an interview about his experiences in the music industry, artistic inspirations, and the how he felt going into the release of "Searching (Unplugged)."
Watch our full conversation with Z by Z at the link below:
Scroll down to listen to "Searching (Unplugged)" out now on all streaming platforms!