Hailing from Montreal, independent artist Zalseven will release his upcoming single ‘Heat Check‘ on February 10th, continuing his crusade into the hip-hop genre.
A heat check is (mostly) a basketball term. It’s used to reference a shot attempt; specifically, a difficult one attempted after a handful of easier, wiser shots have been made.
“Heat check is like saying: damn he still hot, he still got it?” – Zalseven
Zalseven began writing the track at home but initially didn’t know how he wanted it to finish the track. However, after a quick trip over to the studio, it clicked. Although it doesn’t have a crucial hook like the rest of his tracks, ‘Heat Check’ undoubtedly goes in hard. Set over a trap beat, Zalseven’s latest venture flows effortlessly, grounded by Zal’s down to heart lyricism.
Touching upon various subjects, ‘Heat Check’ focuses on how past experiences have shaped Zal to what he is today, turning losses into lessons and opportunities.“With ‘Heat Check’, I want to let them (his fans) know it’s not stopping anytime soon and I’m never going back to whatever it was before. I can only go up from here.“
Unsigned Montreal rapper Zalseven mixes different styles and flows to bring in vibes ranging from the chill and smooth to hard trap. He started rapping in high school, during presentations in front of the class and grew a passion for writing rhymes and trying different flows over beats.
First releasing songs back in 2018 on Soundcloud, he consistently kept working and perfecting his craft by DIY recording in his friend’s basement, resulting in a small discography slowly taking shape on Soundcloud, receiving thousands of plays.
Now taking his music career more seriously, Zal has started going to professional studios and dropped his first full EP ‘Whole Lotta Vibes’ in 2020 and shows no sign of slowing down in 2021.
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