‘Wave’ is the latest single release from Zoe Scott’s phenomenal and serene album, Shades of Love, which features her legendary collaboration with Daniel Jobim, grandson of Bossa Nova royalty.
Known primarily for her role in rock ‘n’ roll, it was a conscious decision to move onto jazz vocals, one which reflected the current stage of her life’s journey.
“I remember the hard edges of performing rock music and the rock scene in general. I loved it at first – the angst, the power, the energy – but simultaneously, I recall how boxed in I felt,” says Zoe.
“That day, I started a journey of self-discovery and healing. With that came new artistic expressions and new ways to feel and receive love. One day I came across Antonio Carlos Jobim’s music, and I was swept away. I felt his soul through every note, and in that moment, I knew I had to make this album.”
Freedom, sensuality and romance are the emotions which characterise Scott’s first embarking into Bossa Nova – the twelve-track Odyssey of Shades of Love. Enlisting help from Bossa Nova legend Moogie Canazio, Scott has delivered one of the most serene-sounding releases of the year.
In the 1960s, Antonio Carlos Jobim said, “The first recording of a song is the seed from which the song will grow.” On Shades of Love, Jobim’s grandson Daniel lent backup vocals to Zoe’s rendition of Wave, bringing the seed to fruition once more for new audiences. The result is a tranquil song which emphasises the importance of mindfulness, peace and love in daily life.