Knowing me I have been into Zero 7 for a long long time (and yes before Garden State). Their downtempo mix music is the perfect chillout blend for my relaxed outlook on life. Typically they blend their mellow beats with a woman crooner but for their new 12" single they have gotten songwriter/singer extrodinaire Jose Gonzalez. The single also features brand new b side tracks 'seeing things' (extended version) intramental and 'dreaming' feat. Sia Furler.
Roque Stew of Pitchfork:
The sun-kissed wooziness of their new album, The Garden, is a guileless species of retro. The first single, "Futures", approximates, in one friend's words, the sound of James Taylor and CSNY tripping together. A breezy midsummer languor drenches everything: the watertight drum groove, Henry's backup vocals, the pancaked synths, and picnic strumming. And yes, it's the toothless, melismatic cod-soul that you and your colleagues can enjoy an al fresco latte to, but it never claimed otherwise.
This new single gets me very excited for their upcoming album The Garden (what marketing fool thought up that title?). Pre-Order The Garden here.
Mp3: Zero 7 feat. Jose Gonzalez - "Futures"
Mp3: Radiohead - "Climbing Up Walls" (Zero 7 Remix)
Be sure to purchase Zero 7's classic chillout discs When It Falls and Simple Things here. Purchase the 12" single from iTunes here.