Hold off on tampering with that undescended disco ball, Zoë Badwi won’t be requiring that tonight.
Australia’s first lady of dance has decided to give fans and nationwide viewers alike a glimpse of her more acoustic side. It’s all bar stools and strummy la la realness here, y’all. Much like her label made and dance music comrade Wynter Gordon, Ms Zoë is keen to demonstrate that there’s a true vocalist behind all them layers of production and fluorescent dance beats. The girl can hella sing and it’s nice to see her showcase her talents in a stripped back setting.
Appreciate on her live acoustic rendition of ‘Freefallin’:
Zoë is currently promoting her newly launched dance album with a series of club gigs and media appearances. The album has been years in the making and it features all her ARIA club smashes like ‘Release Me’, ‘In The Moment’, ‘Freefallin’, ‘Accidents Happen’ and ‘Carry Me Home’. Zoë – the album – is a cohesive stream of Eurodance-inflected numbers taking us from champagne drizzled four-to-the-floor stompers through to more emotive moments. Revelations include ‘Until You’re Over Me’ – a classic dance ballad I’m stanning for to be her next single – and ‘One Step Behind’, a bewitching electro pop piece that recalls Kylie‘s Aphrodite gem ‘Closer’. That one could be a winner with the indie-electro hipster crowd if it was remixed by the likes of Frankmusik, The Sound of Arrow, Kleerup or Penguin Prison. Yes, I’m already thinking one step ahead for ‘One Step Behind’. You’re welcome.
Zoë – the deluxe edition album – is currently placed at #124 on our Australian iTunes store. When it came out on Friday, I clocked the album charting as high at #3 on the iTunes dance charts.