Tra “Euphoria”, “Dune” e un ruolo nel MCU, è sicuro dire che Zendaya ha le mani occupate. Detto questo, c’è ancora un po’ di interesse residuo dalla sua breve carriera musicale. Ha cantato e ballato nello show di Disney Channel “Shake It Up” all’inizio degli anni 2010, e in seguito ha pubblicato il suo album di debutto, “Zendaya”, nel 2013. Anche se l’album non ha fatto troppo rumore, ha ricevuto buone recensioni e il il video musicale del singolo principale in stile Usher, “Replay”, ha raccolto oltre 200 milioni di visualizzazioni su YouTube. Anche oggi, tweet a riguardo stanno ancora diventando virali.
It isn't uncommon for Disney Channel to market their young starlets as double threats even if they're primarily actors, but Zendaya's debut clearly showed some promise amid others who seemed forced into the role. However, almost a decade later, "Zendaya" remains her only album. She's had soundtrack songs, like on "The Greatest Showman" and Season 2 of "Euphoria," but she has yet to return to a full-fledged career as a pop star, or whatever other genre she now prefers. Unfortunately, when she was finally asked about it, she didn't seem very interested in returning to the studio.
Zendaya prefers the anonymity of acting
During Variety's "Actors on Actors" discussion with "Spider-Man: No Way Home" co-star Andrew Garfield, Zendaya finally spilled the reason she's moved on from pursuing a full-time music career. "It's because as an actor, there's a level of anonymity that I get to have, which I really like, and I get to sort my stuff, whatever that is, through a character, and nobody needs to know about it," the "Euphoria" star shared. "In other forms and other mediums, it's all you all the time. I like the idea that somebody else, meaning Rue [from "Euphoria"], gets to take on that stuff."
Zendaya's comments about her music seem rather final, not even tacking a half-hearted "never say never" onto the end. Either way, we can probably look forward to her continuing to appear on the soundtracks of her acting credits. In March 2022, she thanked fans for the warm reception after contributing two songs to Season 2 of "Euphoria," tweeting, "I stepped away from music quite a while ago, for a number of reasons, but I still really love it, so the kindness and support I've received the past few days just for a little tiny toe dip back into some music means the absolute world to me..thanks
Zendaya isn't the only cast member of "Euphoria" with a background in music — her co-star Dominic Fike is also a singer and songwriter. Even if #Z2 isn't happening after all, let's hope Zendaya has another song in Season 3.