As a Solo Artist…
Organic, honest and sometimes ironic, this debut album from George Zhen journeys through a veritable midway of character-driven songs chronicling the adventures of lovers, warriors and stars.
A moody, melodic blend of electronic and organic sounds, drum loops and pianos, male vocals and harmonies riveted to a theme of humanity verses technology. A concept album.
Multi-instrumentalist George Zhen’s third album, “In Transit”, is a collection of straight-forward indie pop songs spinning tales of hackers, smugglers and other saints.
As Producer / Engineer…
Odds & Ends…
SHINE DOWN ON ME
Featuring the talented Shira Risk, this song is a cover of a Black Janet song I penned with Jim Wurster. It was a part of a tribute album a bunch of us local musicians recorded in Jim’s honor back in 2017 entitled “3 Chords and a Chorus of List”. All proceeds wen to support 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades, a local dog rescue non-profit.
MORPHALLAXIS (STARS UNDERSEA
Morphallaxis is the process by which starfish, octopi and other creatures regenerate limbs and tails lost in the process of survival. A metaphor for the pain of childhood, the pain of being bullied.
Once the pain abated your soul regenerated
And that has made this sweeter still
So fuck you, Brian Kuntzman.
TANWOOD DRIVE (WHAT FOREVER MEANS)
A really sappy kind of song I never write. Written in honor of my in-law’s 60th wedding anniversary. It has some nice words and a nice story about the inspiration they have provided to many, including my wife and I.
What started as a whisper became the perfect song
And we danced by the occean to it all night long
Because of you I believe in what forever means
Don’t ask me where this came from. There is no trickery here, that is actually me scream/ singing the chorus of “Put my number on the board!”
The song is about racing, but it is mostly instrumental. There is a driver named Johnny Sauter who was once called “a weapon” by a fellow competitor, so I ran with that as the title. Loud and brash. Put it under the moniker of F-105 Thunderchief because it is so out of character. But crank it up anyway!
One day I will properly record this song, but this will have to do for now. One of my favorite pieces, it is a collage of sorts.
Sinners and saints can avert their eyes
Pervert themselves with their alibis
But there’s not a drop of blood on the floor
That’s all it takes to be forgiven
LIVE & ACOUSTIC @ LINA STAR CAFE
Normally, I hate hearing myself perform live. But this cam out actually pretty good for a recording from a phone. Live at one of my favorite haunts, Luna Star Cafe in Miami. I cover a lot of ground here, some material is not available on any of my records as of yet. But it give you an idea of just how much material I have yet to punch out properly. Thanks, and make sure to take care of you bartender….