Zedd Performs ‘True Colors’ on Top of the Empire State Building
Zedd ended his current promotional tour for his sophomore album True Colors atop the Empire State Building in New York City, where he performed an acoustic version of the title track for a few lucky fans. It was reminiscent of Taylor Swift's promo tour for her pop tour-de-force 1989, which also ended with a performance on top of the Empire State Building.
But rather than stick to just performing the song -- which would've been cool enough on its own -- a light show along the building itself was coordinated to play in time with the song. The track itself, "True Colors," will probably come as a bit of a surprise to fans who have been following the EDM star. If you thought the song was actually a cover of the Cyndi Lauper classic, you are woefully incorrect. But, much like Lauper's song, Zedd's track is an intimate one -- despite Zedd's more trademark electronica sound, "True Colors" is actually a soft piano ballad with a soaring string section and a steady drum beat.
According to Radio.com, Zedd's decision to put an acoustic track on his new album was conscious a one -- he didn't want to be pigeonholed into one genre of music. He addressed the crowd during a 30-minute Q&A, reportedly saying, "Clear your mind. Do you, not what people expect of you. Force yourself to be something you want to be.”
You can check out the acoustic performance of "True Colors" in the video above.