From Predicting the Future to Reuniting With Lost Loved Ones, Zingara Channels a Life of Phenomena in “The Code of Dreamz”

If music is a lens into an artist’s mind, Zingara‘s debut album is a portal to her conscious, subconscious and what exists in between. The Code of Dreamz sonically translates a life of peculiar occurrences.

“There was a huge tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan…” Zingara tells EDM.com. “It’s one of the biggest in history. The night before it happened—I was a kid and didn’t know how to spell ‘tsunami’—I had a dream with the ocean and saw it. I basically lived through it from a woman’s perspective. I woke up and thought, ‘That felt really real. What the frick was that?'”

“I went online and a giant tsunami had just hit Japan.”

Zingara claims her vision relating to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami—the most powerful earthquake in Japan’s history and the fourth most powerful earthquake recorded in human history—was among her early foresight of future events, including the deaths of loved ones.

“I never know what to say because before it happens you sound crazy and you sound crazier when it does happen,” Zingara says. “So I just write it down and keep note of it.”

Zingara dreamed vividly from a young age. Her aunt took an interest in her vibrant relationship with her subconscious and taught her about spirits, tarot cards, oracles, astrology and witchcraft. It’s these lessons that nurtured a seed of spirituality, which later became the fabric of her haunting bass music.

“I was the weird ghost kid,” Zingara said. “…When I started to make my own music, it clicked one day that I could start telling these stories through my music. Ever since then, when it did click, that’s when my song ‘Astra’ was birthed into the world and it stuck with people. I thought, ‘Okay, maybe this is what I’m supposed to be talking about.’”

“These experiences, talking about it and relating to other people ended up helping people. At first, when I was a kid I thought me and my family were the only people who had these experiences because everyone else around me was like, ‘What the f—?’ It wasn’t until I started talking about it online that I realized how common it was.”

Zingara started her music career as a young adult in 2017 after her friend Noi encouraged her to pursue one. Noi, her friend Brandon and her grandfather affectionately called “Pop” all passed away that same year.

“I really want to do this even more for them,” Zingara says. “I felt that sometimes when I have musical ideas, they come from another voice in my head. When I write music, I can get into such a flow state where I feel their energy channeled through me.”

Zingara’s deep spirituality and dreamworld romps have shaped a distinctive relationship with loss. Grief and anxiety exist, but so does a comforting presentness. Take her new song “The Stars Are Calling Me,” for example, a track not only dedicated to her passed loved ones but also one she believes is touched by them.

“It literally felt like it was already written. It felt like it was really written from the stars,” she explains. “It’s just magical seeing it come through life in these stories and experiences actually manifest into reality. I work with grief directly and channelled and it’s magical in a weird, twisted way.”

“I sound like a lunatic when I talk about this conversation. The way I view loss and that kind of stuff is a little bit different because of my connection to spirit. It’s so weird to say but I feel closer to my loved ones—the ones that have passed—I feel their energy all the time.”

Zingara was 12 when she started writing her dreams down. It’s a common exercise among active and prospective lucid dreamers. The “Close Your Eyes” producer shared one particularly vivid dream she had the week her friend Brandon passed.

“There are experiences that genuinely do feel real and I’m self-aware in. That’s the difference,” Zingara said when comparing these dreams to more anxiety-inducted subconscious manifestations. “The emotions are nuts.”

“The week that my friend Brandon passed away, he knew that I was super involved in the spirit world and dream world. He came to me in a dream where he was standing on the edge of a cliff. There was a huge waterfall and crazy colors. I can’t even describe to you what I was looking at. He looks at me and says, ‘These are some of the places I get to go now.’ He hugged me and disappeared. I was like, ‘What the f—? Screw you first of all. I want to come. Okay, like you get to explore the universe! Cool!’ It was crazy magical.”

Zingara’s rising popularity has introduced her to countless others who’ve shared similar experiences. Many people will be skeptical of such stories, this writer among them. Zingara acknowledges and accommodates that comfortably. To each their own.

But grief and loss are universally shared experiences, something Zingara is seasoned to help others process.

“I’m very grateful for the lessons and experiences I’ve had and had to go through since they passed away because it’s led me to a way to help people dealing with their grief in a way that is new to a lot of people,” she says. “For me, I’ve been through it and I know how to go through it and deal with it and work with it in a weird way.”

Your mileage may vary on the veracity of clairvoyance and what follows death. But these spiritual winds stoke the embers and fan the flames of a bright musical journey. The Code of Dreamz is a guide through Zingara’s ethereal gears—And it’s magical.

Watch the full interview below.

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