My Whole Heart

(feat. Tolü Makay, God Knows & The Isolation Choir)

“Life is fragile so we have to live for today, embrace our true self, and always cherish the community around us (even when we can’t physically see them)”  ~Max Zaska

This song is a collaboration with 16 artists and was written, recorded, and mixed entirely in isolation – from Limerick to Dublin and places in between – during the COVID-19 lockdown in Ireland, March-April 2020.


Tolü Makay
God Knows (Rusangano Family)

The Isolation Choir:
Karen Cowley, Caoimhe Barry, Saoirse Duane (Wyvern Lingo)
Faye O’Rourke (Soda Blonde)
Jess Kav (BARQ/The Waterboys)
James Smith (Gypsies On The Autobahn)
Carly Coonagh
Danny Groenland (Danny G & The Major 7ths)
Nichola Hegarty
Keith Fennell
Gemma Dunleavy

Max Zaska – Guitar, Drum Programming
James Smith (Gypsies On The Autobahn) – Synthesizers
Neil Dorrington (BARQ) – Bass
Dylan Lynch (Soda Blonde) – Drums

Words & Music by Max Zaska, James Smith, and God Knows

Produced by Max Zaska & James Smith
Mixed by Max Zaska, James Smith, & Ken McCabe
Mastered by Fergal Davis

Directed by Max Zaska
Edited by Archie Hadden & Max Zaska

Ⓒ 2020 Max Zaska
Ⓟ 2020 Zaska Music
ISRC: QZES72036580
UPC: 195267130550

The Irish Times

“This new record is a benchmark example of the talent that exists in this country.”

Hot Press

“Adopting a magpie-like approach, Zaska plunders the worlds of neo-soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, and jazz, making for an enjoyably idiosyncratic listen.”

The Irish Times

“This album has a refreshing sense of fun and mischief, but isn’t afraid to go deep.”

The Last Mixed Tape

“It Takes A Village is a simply charming album.”

Golden Plec

“Ireland’s certified troubadour of funk is back!”

Nialler 9

“Zaska must be commended for the vision he brings to the table on his debut”


“One of the most unique and exciting albums in recent memory”

Golden Plec

‘‘It Takes A Village’ is sophisticated, nuanced, and very clever.”


“One of the most exciting Irish albums in recent years”

Dublin Gazette

“Max Zaska is a hard man to put in a nice, easy-to-grasp box.”


“Zaska has assembled some of the tightest and most talented musicians in the industry”


It Takes a village

“It’s a concept album about community that parallels the birth of my first child with the birth of this album and the people that I needed to make both happen.”  ~Max Zaska

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stankstrumentals (live) EP

Recorded live and captured on video.


3-EP usz key collection


This exclusive ZASKA 3-EP collection is the only place to hear the first two EPs in full. The collection comes on a re-usable USB key and includes:


  • “In Your Own Sweet Time” 4-song EP + bonus unreleased track [feat. Andrew Hozier-Byrne (Hozier) and Karen Cowley (Wyvern Lingo)], March 2014
  • “Different Light” 4-song EP [feat. Karen Cowley and Keith Fennell], November 2014
  • “Got To Go” single, April 2016
  • “Stankstrumentals (Live)” 3-song EP, October 2018
  • + BONUS unreleased early band photo, art, lyrics, and more!



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(feat. Carly Coonagh & niall mccabe)

Santa Don’t Come To Everyone

(feat. Carly Coonagh & Niall McCabe)