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Newcomer Zach Hood is closing out the year with a bang, thanks to his newly released Blossom EP, which arrived Friday. 

The six-song project, out now via Arista Records, offers a glimpse of a future star, with the rising Alabama crooner showcasing a strong pop performance throughout, especially on his opening single "i ain’t rich, girl” and the massive debut single "never knew a heart could break itself," as well as the emotional closing track "number one fan."

"This EP is about a stage in life which everyone goes through. It’s a time where u start to feel and experience things your younger self couldn’t even imagine," says Hood. "I moved across the country away from everyone and everything I know to chase a dream not only for myself but for everything I stand for, and yes, some people may not move across a country but growing up comes with almost 100 percent adversity and challenges you have to face as a human."

He adds: "It truly is a beautiful thing to see and/or experience these things as a human being and face them head on. We are BLOSSOMing."

Hear the new EP now.