Fractures is Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mark Zito. First releasing music under the moniker in 2013, Fractures immediately gained interest with standout track “Twisted,” reaching the top three on Hype Machine and featured on The Guardian’s “Single of the Week.” Fractures has become a notable name in Australia, having toured as a five-piece live band with Amy Shark and singer-songwriter Emma Louise, performed at festivals like Splendour in the Grass, and opened for an impressive roster of acts, including Daughter, Holy Holy, and Wild Beasts.
When a near-fatal accident left Zito with a broken neck and in a surgical halo early on in his career, Fractures was forced to take time off and retreated into self-imposed isolation. He emerged with 2017’s Still Here, a deeply introspective, 11-track record that tackles themes of stagnation, solitude, and self-doubt.
Fractures translates complex feeling into cohesive sound, and — with over 30 million Spotify streams and counting — it’s a sound that has affected people. In 2019, Fractures debuted his first release with the label, Reset EP — a dynamic project featuring Zito’s signature captivating vocals combined with pulsing synth, rich, textured guitars and electronic tones. Billboard described the premiere track “Sculptures” as “haunting, ethereal” and Australia’s Triple J radio premiered “Reset” recognizing Zito’s “knack for creating warm, textured numbers.” In 2019 Zito also released a cover of Benny Blanco’s pop hit “Eastside” which was added to Spotify’s notable “New Music Friday” playlist and gained over 100K streams in less than one week. Fractures recently brought his live performance stateside with a Paste Magazine live session, Live Nation’s “Ones To Watch”, as well as a performance for a benefit at Hammerstein Ballroom.