‘Put it down’ is a single from her upcoming album ‘It’s Just What I like’ featuring Mister Goldfinger aka Ray Angry. Angry has worked with the best in jazz, R&B, and hip-hop and regularly plays on Jimmy Fallon with The Roots. The track was both written and produced by Zoe K and recorded in New Orleans with some of New Orleans greatest mainstays such as Mike Bass (Trombone Shorty) and Raja Kassis (Antibalas).
Zoe K is a powerful force on the Australian music scene with a remarkable voice that pays tribute to the bygone greats of soul, jazz and blues. With a new album recorded and produced with some of New Orleans’s greatest mainstays, Zoe K’s new offering is sure to be a welcome dose of old school substance and style in Australia's already rich, though often manufactured, musical landscape. In between her time in New Orleans, Zoe has also performed shows at the Howlin Wolf New Orleans and also was recently invited back to perform at the Rockwood Music Hall, New York, recruiting fans from across the globe on the way.
Zoe K met Mike Bass, bass player of the Trombone Shorty and New Orleans Avenue, in Australia in 2015, marking the beginning of an uncanny new musical collaboration. Taking her dazzling collection of new songs ranging from jazz to all-out dirty soul to New Orleans with the support of an already devoted following, and with a rhythm section consisting of Mike Bass (Trombone Shorty) and Terrance Houston (George Porter Jnr), she finally has a pacific-depth, sizzling new album to bring home to us, following her well received self-titled debut of 2013. Since being based in New Orleans, Zoe has also been a featured vocalist for trumpeter and HBO Treme star Kermit Ruffins. Zoe K has also supported her all time favorite artist, Grammy Award winner Jon Cleary for his sold out Blues Fest Sideshow in Melbourne.
Originally from a small country town where marriage and Avon representation were the predominant domains of female aspiration, Zoe K was determined to break the mold. Spurning tradition for turntables, she spent years locked in her room mimicking every Etta James, Ella Mae Morse and Ruth Brown record she could find, eventually rising to prominence when she swept up the 1223 ABC Female Vocalist of the Year award in 2009. When Zoe K is not second lining down the street of New Orleans, you can find her performing in her adopted home Melbourne. Her local achievements back in her Aussie soil include performing at festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival and have also supported the likes of Renee Geyer, Linda and Vika Bull, Mojo Juju and Imelda May.
The album will be available both physically and digitally on the 7th May through MGM, or you can buy one here!
“...Her charismatic lyrics and voice belie her youth. From lung bursting ballads,
to sweet soft melodies,the dynamics in her voice are incredible...”
1223 ABC Female Vocalist of The Year
AMRAP Top 10 most requested album.
Jon Cleary (USA)
Imelda May (UK)
Kermit Ruffins (USA)
Vika and Linda Bull