Zero 7 ft. Lou Stone - Shadows
The more I listen to 'Shadows', the first Zero 7 track in longer than I care to remember, the deeper I fall into it. It's classy as fuck, and arguably some of the best music they have ever released. It's giving me all sorts of flashbacks to those incredible early Tricky and Portishead singles. A perfect marriage of laconic beats, sumptuous strings and guitars, and a powerhouse vocal performance from Lou Stone. As was always the case with this kind of sound, it's incredibly sinister in parts and is all the better for it. What a comeback. Genuinely amazing stuff.
Track Link: https://youtu.be/TBb1kKzjLWU
Homework #1: Cinematic Orchestra - All That You Give / https://youtu.be/5w9t2AL4M28
Homework #2: Portishead - All Mine / https://youtu.be/ymEjfp_o-yQ
Homework #3: Tricky - Overcome / https://youtu.be/UsAqIbJAHXM