ZOOT WOMAN launches new single and announces album!
Zoot Woman release ‘Star Climbing’ on August 29th through Embassy One, PIAS/Rough Trade. First single ‘Don’t Tear Yourself Apart’ will be released on August 15th.
British electronic pop trio featuring producer Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys, Les Rhythmes Digitales and Jacques Lu Cont) and brothers Johnny (guitar, vocals) and Adam Blake (keyboards) met at school in Reading, England. Their debut album ‘Living In A Magazine’ (2001) was hailed as one of the most important forerunners of modern electronic pop music, with Hall & Oates/Pet Shop Boys infused singles such as ‘It’s Automatic’ and ‘Information First’ and their style led conceptual aesthetic. Zoot Woman went on to release two more albums ‘Zoot Woman’ (2003) and ‘Things Are What They Used To Be’ (2009) touring relentlessly whilst remixing artists including Scissor Sisters and Madonna under the name of Paper Faces.
Fourth long awaited new album ‘Star Climbing’ is a significantly different offering, fresh and optimistic electronic pop with trademark suave vocals from Johnny Blake, written and recorded in four different studios across the UK and in Price’s L.A studio.
“We felt the need to challenge our own style, to open new doors creatively. It is without a doubt my favourite Zoot Woman album. The title ‘Star Climbing’ is about the idea of reaching for something beyond what you know. ” (Johnny Blake, Zoot Woman)
“We recorded Star Climbing over a three year period between our studios, working on songs and lyrics until we felt like we had found the albums direction. It is our most distinctive album to date, combining all our different tastes and styles into one.” (Stuart Price, Zoot Woman)
‘Don’t Tear Yourself Apart’ is the first single from the album inspired by the need for hope when things feel dark. It was recorded in a similar way to ‘It’s Automatic’, minimal music, simple song, written on an old Casio synthesizer and 909 drum machine. “It’s a song for when you’re completely lost, but you’ve got someone telling you everything’s going to be alright.” (Adam Blake, Zoot Woman)
Listen to ‘Don’t Tear Yourself Apart’ here