at the end of the 80s, london-based producer duo sam hardaker and henry binns both opted to study sound engineering. one fell in love with soul, jazz and classical; and the other got hooked on hip hop. dreaming of new ideas, playing around and remixing radiohead’s climbing up the walls in their dorm room, came the idea to begin a new project.
the heart and soul of zero7 elegantly combines seamless harmony, relaxed down-tempo, acoustic guitar and synthesized instrumentals. the music’s abstract warmth is strengthened by primary vocalists who not only bring the familiar smooth dark undertones to another level but leave the listener in a pure atmosphere full of emotion and fantasy.
listen to: futures
in anticipation of the june 6th release of the garden, yr welcomed to listen to the wonderful solo albums of the singers of zero 7::
sophie barker.sophie co-wrote special tracks ‘destiny’, ‘in the waiting line’, ‘spinning’ with zero7. on may 30, 2006 her enchanting debut solo album earthbound will be released.
dont treat me like a fool
im more intelligent than you
do you wanna
let me into yr soul?
songs: just denying, wintertime
tina gave wonderful vocals on zero 7’s two tracks ‘home’ and ‘the space between’. her debut album in the red was originally released in denmark last year beating coldplay and u2 to the number one charts.
watch tina live on kcrw
songs: losing, give in
originally from australia, sia’s prominent vocals on zero7’s ‘destiny’, ‘distractions’ and ‘summersault’ truly left an unforgettable impression. she offers herself once again for their third release and has created two solo albums both generously and cathartically sharing her soft beautiful vulnerability.
living in yr head
without anything to numb you
mozez. originally from jamaica, mozez grew up singing in churches. he sang and co-wrote the track ‘simple things’ and ‘this world’ on zero7’s first album. he has just released his debut solo album so still with support from nightmares on wax and zero7.
spring summer autumn winter
ill take the sun
the sunshine is out for me
on zero 7’s third album, jose brightens his light in a new direction and shares his very own gypsy magic. he has created his own classic solo works and is currently collaborating on another project called junip.