In a similar vein to Norah Jones and Katie Melua, Zoe Scott’s ‘Quiet Nights’ is a song which is not designed to be a hit – which may just become a hit. 

 

Eschewing the typical pop formulas of the mainstream, Scott instead has utilised her velvety vocals to create timeless and classy Brazillian jazz, in the style of bossanova. The strings sweep evocatively underneath Scott’s effortless vocals and sounds like a cool breeze blowing through the balconies on a warm summer night.

 

Scott’s full album, Shades of Love, is coming soon. It sees her collaborate with Brazilian producer Moogie Canazio – who had 10 Grammy’s with some the finest Brazilian jazz players in the world, including Daniel Jobim the son of Antonio Carlos Jobim (who wrote ‘Girl from Ipanema’). The album includes reimaginings of some of Scott’s best-loved songs from her childhood, including Amy Winehouse’s ‘You Know I’m No Good’ and The Beatles ‘In My Life’. 

 

‘Quiet Nights’ is out now, with ‘Shades of Love’ to follow soon.