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 Springsteen" this is joy with depth, this is salt and sequins, this is ZINNIA.
Since debuting on the Toronto scene with their single Lupins last February, ZINNIA has been turning heads and moving at a whirlwind speed. In less than a year, they have released four singles and an album to great acclaim, toured across Canada and the US, opened for the legendary Shonen Knife at POP Montreal, played to a sold out theatre in Jason Collett's infamous series The Basement Review, and sold out multiple album release shows in Toronto and Montana.
Their debut album Sensations in Two Dot seeks to find compassion within moments of doubt. With the release of Sensations, ZINNIA established themselves as confident voices in the arts at large - reaching beyond music to collaborate with dancers, visual artists and filmmakers. They are a study in the power of collaboration, beginning with their sold out Toronto album release show in which nine choreographers interpreted the album's nine songs through dance.