Jen Rosenstein


Zolita grew up writing songs and playing bluegrass, but filmmaking was her ultimate goal—until she had an epiphany. “When I was studying film at NYU, I fell in love with music videos. When I saw how many queer people were connecting to and seeing themselves in the love stories I was telling through my songs and videos, I realized I could make both music and film my career.” Now an altpop singer, songwriter, and filmmaker whose songs and viral narrative music videos have garnered over 300 million streams worldwide (as well as critical acclaim from Billboard, Out, and Nylon), Zolita has just wrapped her first North American headline tour, which completely sold out, and will join Bebe Rexha on tour this summer. She’s also hot off the release of Falling Out/Falling In, her latest EP. But the most rewarding aspect of her career “is having the privilege to create work that’s making a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth,” the singer says. “The messages I receive every day about my videos and music helping people live their truth and be open about their identities is what makes me want to have this career.” Zolita also relishes collaborating with other queer artists and makes it a point to foster that environment. “All of my video sets are made up of an almost fully-queer cast and crew, and getting to combine all of our visions and experiences into a final, unified piece of art is so unbelievably special.”

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