Seven Zen Debut Release 'Dark as Life'

Seven Zen Debut Release 'Dark as Life'

After impressing live and YouTube audiences with his extensive selection of live looping covers for a couple of years, talented multi-instrumentalist and Mahurangi College student Seven Zen has now composed, arranged, played and produced his debut release of original material.

The 4 tracks on “Dark as life” critically examine the concept of freedom and some of the more dysfunctional developments in our society from the perspective of a Kiwi teen . A more detailed rundown of the album here

Seven Zen (aka. Riley Popham) has been included on the past 2 year’s ”Who Loves Who” compilations, including in 2017 with a cover of “Expecting to Fly” (Headless Chickens). He has made the compilation for a 3rd year in a row in 2018. Those who have seen him perform will recognize some of his wide-ranging influences in his material.

Track Listing:

Preventative Measures

We Are People

Red Sky at Dawn


Dark as Life is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

You can also find him on your favorite social media platform

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