ZINNIA is the Toronto-based art pop project of Rachael Cardiello. With layered synth and driving beats, ZINNIA brings an explosive range to Cardiello's writing, equal parts intimate and fierce.
Recently described as “Kate Bush meets Meatloaf" and first to declare a deep love for Springsteen, this is joy with depth, this is salt and sequins, this is ZINNIA.
Since debuting on the Toronto scene with their single Lupins February 2019, ZINNIA has released four singles and an album to great acclaim including CBC's "Best Lyrics of 2019" List, toured across Canada and the USA, opened for the legendary Shonen Knife at POP Montreal, played to a sold out theatre in Jason Collett's series The Basement Review, and sold out multiple album release shows in Toronto and Montana - Cardiello's home state.
Their debut album Sensations in Two Dot seeks to find compassion within moments of doubt. With the release of Sensations, ZINNIA established themselves as an innovative and confident voice in the arts - reaching beyond music to collaborate with dancers, visual artists and filmmakers. Their sold-out Toronto album release show featured nine choreographers interpreting the album's nine songs through dance. ZINNIA expects to continue introducing dance into future performances.