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ZÖ - EP Review: War

17 Apr 2019 // A review by Corinne Rutherford
ZO (Zoe Jennings) is a musical artist from Whangarei but she is currently based in Wellington. She has just released her first EP War. This is a small but perfectly formed offering of three indie, goth/pop sounding tracks with touches of Heather Nova and Lorde with a definite Influence from Bjork .


There is a sultry moodiness to ZO’s sound. A unique almost dark quality. Introduced as “a new artist who is about to release a collection of sincere pop songs in the form of a little EP”, there wasn’t a lot of background information I could find on this musician, but I have a feeling she is steadily carving her niche in the NZ music scene.

Having described herself as “passionate about music that makes you feel something”, ZO certainly has penned some Intense and moody lyrics when making this wee EP. To Be Loved, War and Water Baby offer a nice taster of her music.

Profoundly concentrated sound with a whisp of eeriness creeping in. Slow moving and intense but with a lovely lilting melody.

The image behind the three tracks is dusky and melancholy, but intriguingly uncomplicated.

ZO has caught my attention. If you enjoy Regina Spektor then the petite EP War just may tickle your fancy.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About ZÖ

ZÖ is an evocative singer who is unafraid to bare her vulnerabilities to the world through her intimate, unfiltered pop songs.

In 2019, ZÖ debuted a modest three-track EP that revealed what is at the heart of it all - to be unashamedly honest and vulnerable in her music while inviting others to do the same. Not only that, but she solidified herself as an evocative and empowering songwriter who validates and brings to light experiences that other people are afraid to talk about, or don’t know how to express themselves.

Growing up in a small town living by the sea, ZÖ was a shy and highly sensitive kid, who simply loved to sing. Now, music is more than just an outlet to ZÖ, more than just “sad pop music”, it’s a cathartic process that holds a strong sense of purpose and responsibility to others.

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