Lately Adelaide has seen the emergence of a number of hidden talents, previously undiscovered. Lucy Zola is here to add to the ranks as a talent who has been bubbling under the surface perfecting her craft, assembling a band and now coming into the light. Lucy is a singer-songwriter based in Adelaide who has evolved a musical style that draws inspiration from the likes of Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley, yet uniquely her own. 'Undressed' is one example of this, a real toe tapping Jazzy delight.
Recorded brilliantly by Adelaide music Stalwart, Matt Hills, the dreamy tune hits all the right notes. The natural warmth and richness of Lucy's voice, together with her fine vocal control, draws her audience right in to the mood of her songs. Accompanied by her band of talented musicians, Tom Johnston, Stuart Patterson and Mathew Schultz, there exists a weaving blues and jazz atmosphere around her voice. Reminding us of Hiatus Coyote, when 'Undressed' finally unfurls we can't help wanting more.
Lucy has been playing the Adelaide bar and festival scene extensively, appearing at the Fringe festival two years running, often in conjunction with visual art exhibitions and local cultural events. On top of this, she was the recipient of the ‘Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Prize’ for excellence in musical performance in 2018.
After playing Swirl Records ‘Swirl Fest’, Music SA’s ‘Umbrella Winter City Sounds’ and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, it's great to finally have a solid release from this young talent. As described by her, Undressed is a song written from personal experience about how it feels to be trapped in a relationship where you feel you must change into someone else in order to be accepted.
Don't take our word for it, see for yourself why we're so excited at this colourful and vibrant release.
Lucy is having a launch for her Single on Friday, June 15 at Mama Jumbo, playing alongside Ella Ion and Ricky Albeck & The Belair Line Band.