Ominous Music Queen Rezz Talks Tattoos And Cars – Forbes

Ominous Music Queen Rezz Talks Tattoos And Cars – Forbes

Rezz. Courtesy of Tessa Paisan.

Tessa Paisan

Isabelle Rezazadeh, known best behind the decks as Rezz, is globally-renowned for her dark and minimal production. She’s commonly seen performing with hypnotic spiral glasses that leaves listeners transfixed by her ominous, slow-paced and occasionally bassy sound, best seen in her fourth LP, Spiral. When not focusing on music, Rezazadeh can be found engaging in her two other passions: tattoos and her car. 

The iconic artist says she got her first tattoo at 19-year-old after she moved out of her parent’s house because she finds that older generations are less accepting of them. The synthesizer tattoo on her arm was the start of many more to come, adding that she “blasted” herself with more in 2020 by finishing her entire arm sleeve. “It raised my confidence,” Rezazadeh says. “I don’t know how to explain it. As soon as I got these tattoos, especially my sleeve, I felt more like myself—it felt like this is suitable for who I am.” She adds that her favorite part of the process is looking into artists, whom she allows to have more freedom in creating the design. She leans towards ominous and dark art, such as women with chains around their neck, and she plans to get inked up with more neck tattoos. 

In addition to her love for body art, Rezazadeh adds that she’s passionate about her current car. “I’m not going to get another car,” she says of her black matte Audi R8 that’s complete with red details. “I’m not going to go get a [Lamborghini]. I’m not going to go get any other crazy vehicle. I’m sticking to this car.” The producer adds that she’s not passionate about cars, but she feels very strongly about the Audi R8—noting that she believes it’s “the most practical sports car.” 

Rezz behind the decks. Courtesy of Tessa Paisan.

Tessa Paisan

In terms of music, the queer artist believes that the industry can be more inclusive by adding more LGBTQI+ artists to lineups. In addition, she says it’s inspiring to see artists discuss their sexuality because it helps normalize these conversations. At the beginning of Rezazadeh’s career, she chose not to speak about her sexuality and personal relationships. Since she’s become more comfortable with herself and her sexuality, she’s become more open to talking about it. “It has definitely become more normalized in a sense that it’s not being judged even remotely in the same ways that it used to be—not even close and that’s awesome,” she says of LGBTQI+ representation. “I think there’s definitely been a lot of progress and I think this has been made because of people who have some sort of [platform] and they’ve all helped.” 

Rezazadeh’s distinct sound is inspired by the punk bands she grew up listening to such as Green Day, My Chemical Romance and Metric, with whom she made the track “Paper Walls.” Her electronic dance music inspiration stems from deadmau5, Zeds Dead and more. However, if the artist didn’t go into making music, she says she would stay in …….

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisakocay/2021/12/23/ominous-music-queen-rezz-talks-tattoos-and-cars/

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