While ZOLA is relatively new to the scene, having emerged in 2018, "Lemon Tree" is his 28th track to date—and his most impressive thus far.
"Lemon Tree" is representative of a breakthrough for the budding electronic music producer, who admits it "helped [him] to feel comfortable trusting [his] taste and stopping trying to recreate what other artists had been doing." After all, they say it's always best to trust the process.
For his latest track, ZOLA tapped the fiery DEVMO, whose lyrical prowess shines over a cinematic beat. Her witty bars tell a tale about "blooming like a lemon tree" through fluid rap verses. She speaks to the symbolism of a lemon tree, which represents abundance, longevity and optimism.
The arrangement eventually culminates in a blistering trap drop, rife with menacing saws and thick 808s. But despite its roaring sound design, ZOLA says it has an emotive bedrock.
ZOLA and DEVMO Team Up for Cinematic Hip-Hop and Trap Hybrid, "Lemon Tree"
With his latest, ZOLA said he wanted to "convey vibes of triumph, confidence, perseverance, and belief in oneself."