As one of 2015's buzziest new artists, singer-songwriter Zella Day has spent much of the past year earning her stripes on the road in support of her impassioned, breakthrough debut LP, Kicker. The 21-year-old, who grew up in the mountains of Arizona, has dazzled audiences with her bohemian style and Southwestern-tinged pop-and-psychedelic folk tunes.
And for the rising, globe-trotting star, taking care of herself on the road has become paramount to her day-to-day tour life. "The bus is just a more controlled environment. Everything is foreign, you're in a different city, around new people," she tells Billboard. "Food can easily become a comfort."
Billboard, in collaboration with Silk's #DoPlants campaign, caught up with Day in Boston and chatted with the rising star about how her commitment to a plant-based diet of mostly fruit and veggies, along with daily exercise, allows her to deal with the rigors of the road.