ZINNIA is a flower and also a band.
ZINNIA orbits around Rachael Cardiello’s adventurous writing and explosive voice with Chris Pruden on the keys, Kat McLevey on bass, and Mackenzie Longpre on drums. Though a slight twang sometimes reveals Cardiello's Montana roots, ZINNIA is based in Toronto.
ZINNIA's debut album Sensations in Two Dot (2019) is a deep dive into doubt and compassion. It was released in a sold out, experimental dance-infused night where each song was given to a different Toronto choreographer and interpreted with full artistic freedom.
In the years since, ZINNIA has evolved into their current era of big divorce-fuelled anthems and rebound ragers. Their upcoming album Dollar Store Disco is one part broken, one part fury, and one part escapism with a heavy nod to 1970s Italian disco.
It's pure catharsis - putting a spin on something til it lights up the room.
Guts and glory, baby.