Waaktaar & Zoe is the name of the new duo, where Pål Waaktaar-Savoys exquisite and timeless songwriting will be carried into a new era by a talented and totally fresh new singer called Zoë Aphrodite Gnecco. They get the balance right. All though she is a new face, Zoë is no stranger to music and studios, being the daughter of the American musician Jimmy Gnecco, Påls friend and collaborator from the project Weatherwane.
— After a-ha's farewell tour, people kept saying that I should try writing for other artists. And so I began thinking about songs. I needed someone to sing on the demos I started putting together, and I remember Jimmy had showed me a clip of Zoë belting it out in a club with a band. I thought she sounded amazing. I asked him if she would be interested in helping me out on some of the demos. She came in, and from the very first session I got serious goosebumps. Her ability to connect with the lyrics and the mood of song, and that rich midrange… The more sessions we did, the less I wanted to send these songs out for others to sing. She owned them, Pål says.
The songs of Waaktaar & Zoe is the sound of two people creating music for the sake of music, effortlessly making pop music of vintage character and quality. It may be a world of trouble, but it is still possible to find meaning and happiness through music.
The album World of Trouble will drop worldwide on February 24th this year.
Vi jobber med artister som CC Cowboys, Raga Rockers, deLillos, The Dogs, Tommy Tokyo, Natasja Holmboe, Zuma, Narum, Waaktaar & Zoe, Sval, The Modern Times, LILA, Inge Bremnes, Undr, Jess Morgan og Pine Lake.