‘Life Is Hard’ Mike Zito


Words: A. Murray.

Mike Zito’s upcoming album, “Life Is Hard,” is a tour de force of contemporary blues, showcasing the artist’s remarkable talent and resilience. Released under Gulf Coast Records and produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith, this highly anticipated record is a reflection of Zito’s enduring passion for the genre.

Mike Zito

Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, “Life Is Hard” boasts a polished yet authentic sound, thanks to the expertise of the production team and the stellar lineup of musicians. Zito’s gritty vocals and soulful guitar playing are augmented by the contributions of Bonamassa, Smith, and other accomplished session players.

From the melancholic title track to the introspective “No One to Talk to (But the Blues),” each song on the album tells a compelling story of love, loss, and redemption. Zito’s songwriting is poignant and heartfelt, drawing listeners in with its honesty and vulnerability.

Highlights include the soulful ballad “Forever My Love” and the blues-infused cover of The Guess Who’s classic “These Eyes.” Zito’s expressive guitar solos and emotive vocals shine throughout, supported by the tight rhythm section and tasteful arrangements.

Pre-order here.

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