ZERO 7 RETURN WITH SHADOWS
ACCLAIMED BRITISH DUO TEAM WITH
RISING SINGER-SONGWRITER LOU STONE FOR LONG-AWAITED NEW EP
SHADOWS HERALDED BY SPELLBINDING TITLE TRACK AVAILABLE NOW
SHADOWS EP ARRIVES VIA MAKE/BMG ON OCTOBER 23
Zero 7 have shared the title track of their soon-to-be-released Shadows EP, the acclaimed British duo’s first collection in more than half a decade. Shadows sees Zero 7 – Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker – teaming with renowned new singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lou Stone for a spellbinding collaboration fusing the duo’s long-standing gift for soulful songcraft, lush arrangements, and inventive production with the London-based Stone’s standout vocal delivery. The news of the EP release is heralded by today’s premiere of the brilliant title track, “Shadows,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the track is joined by an official companion video, directed by renowned graphic designer/filmmaker Julian House (whose work includes the cover to Zero 7’s classic 2001 debut album, Simple Things) and streaming now via YouTube. Shadows EP will be released via Make/BMG on October 23. “We’ve gone back to the future with Lou Stone,” say Zero 7. “This song is a lockdown talk between lonely souls and shadows…Remote reciprocity….”
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About Zero 7: Zero 7 are of course acclaimed worldwide for their distinctive brand of emotionally evocative electronic pop, spanning four remarkable albums – including 2006’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated The Garden – along with three EPs, countless remixes, and visionary collaborations with such diverse artists as Sia, José Gonzalez, and Martha Tilston, to name but a few. ‘Shadows’ follows a series of recent singles, including 2018’s “Mono (Feat. Hidden)” and “Aurora” – the latter marking Zero 7’s latest collaboration with longtime creative partner José González – and most recently, last year’s “Swimmers,” featuring vocals by rising UK-based singer-songwriter Jem Cooke. The duo recently unveiled an exclusive “Zero 7: The Essentials” playlist, featuring all of the aforementioned singles alongside such legendary hits as “Destiny,” “In The Waiting Line,” “Somersault,” and much more, have also been re-issuing their back catalogue on heavy weight vinyl with exclusive bonus tracks and remixes. About Lou Stone: Lou Stone is a rising multi-instrumentalist & songwriter. Although a Londoner by birth, much of Lou’s youth was spent in Sydney – playing in local bands and exploring his ever-growing passion for music. It was while studying in Australia that Lou Stone fully realised his true calling was music, so he swiftly left Sydney behind to busk his way around the cities of Europe, performing early versions of his songs in dim lit streets and on metro station platforms. He now finds himself back where it all began, in London, and has spent the last two years honing his craft, writing and recording, with 2019 bearing the first fruits of his output in the shape of an independently released debut EP. Still relatively new to the scene, his rich, evocative & versatile vocals haven’t gone unnoticed, with Lou picking up support from the likes of The Independent, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, high profile playlistings from Spotify and of course the ears of Zero 7. The future looks bright for this exceptional talent.
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ZERO 7 SHADOWS EP OUT TODAY
ACCLAIMED BRITISH DUO’S FIRST COLLECTION IN OVER FIVE YEARS
FEATURES RISING SINGER-SONGWRITER LOU STONE
photo credit: Ben Ingham
"The Shadows EP is a return to form...it has all the feel-good, downtempo hallmarks of Zero 7 with the addition of Stone’s singer/songwriter sensibility.
Stone’s voice is one of the connective threads of these songs, but it also has a malleable quality
that wraps itself around the varied styles of Shadows."
Zero 7 have released their first collection of new songs in over five years -- SHADOWS arrives today via Make Records/BMG. From the melancholic electronica of "Shadows," the ambient sheen of "Outline" to the lush arrangements of "After The Fall" and "Take My Hand," the EP finds Zero 7 fusing their long-standing gift for soulful songcraft and inventive production with the London-based Lou Stone’s standout vocal delivery.
Earlier in the month, the group released a beautiful live-performance video of "Outline."
WATCH LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO OF "OUTLINE"
"Outline" originally premiered in September via American Songwriter who said, "Shadows EP is the first record Zero 7 has released in a decade. The wait was worth the time. The songs may give Zero 7 another taste of what the duo (and friends) experienced years ago starting with a popular Radiohead remix and later with songs like 'Destiny.'"
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The EP was first heralded with the brilliant title track, “Shadows,” which arrived alongside an official companion video, directed by renowned graphic designer/musician/filmmaker Julian House (whose work includes the cover to Zero 7’s classic 2001 debut album, Simple Things) and streaming now via YouTube.
LISTEN TO “SHADOWS”