We've all heard the phrase "music is therapy" and for Zoe Sky Jordan, it rings particularly true. To my mind, we all have that one song that gets us through the good and the bad times, can make us laugh and make us cry, or encourage us to hold our heads up high and keep moving forward. Ahead of her new album, Topiary, being released on August 26th, Zoe's latest track "Smoke" has an emotional and powerful back-story but is also hugely inspiring and uplifting.
Written as a result of how she watched a friend cope with the loss of her boyfriend, Zoe created a song to celebrate his life, to bring comfort to her friend and her many fans she has since shared the song with. As she explains:
"It all seemed to come from the perspective of celebrating his life, not focusing on the tragedy and the unfairness of it all."
The stunning intro to the song is an edited vocal track from a 1970's funk record, showcasing Zoe's eclectic but superb taste in music from across the ages. With so many releases in this current day and age being nothing more than simplistic, cheesy pop ditties with little to no impact, Zoe proves herself to be a gifted individual who understands the power of music - how it can unite and heal, even in the darkest of times, and for that, she should be highly commended.
"Smoke” is a complex, multi-layered piece of music, steeped in emotion and full of passion. It is a great introduction to fans who have yet to truly discover this incredible musical talent and offers just a taste of what to expect when she releases her album next month.