Zelma Stone is the San Francisco-based music project of Bay Area native Chloe Zelma Studebaker. ‘The Best’ EP came out Aug 20, 2021 ✿
Written in pre-pandemic San Francisco and recorded last fall in Stinson Beach with producer Maryam Qudus (Spacemoth), ‘The Best’ is the culmination of Studebaker’s years of songwriting and performing since starting Zelma Stone from her childhood home in 2017. Where 2020’s lauded ‘Dreamland’ EP was a backward glance at fresh grief, ‘The Best’ is an homage to what’s ahead, containing songs about loss but also discovery, the shedding of old identities and relationships to make space for an evolving self. The tracks on ‘The Best’ deepen with each listen, from flourishes of pedal steel to one-liners that stick like tattoos, asserting Zelma Stone as a captivating voice in contemporary songwriting.