Always a sucker for a fat sax and a hot beat, I took a listen to the new single from vocalist Zoey Tess and I was not disappointed. Tess wields a strong and assertive voice with beautiful tone and phrasing that punches and glides in all the right places.
“It’s a blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop. I was lucky enough to work with legendary producer Vic Steffens of Horizon Music Group in West Haven, CT. The track is a tongue-in-cheek song about a girl who is fed up with being bossed around by her boyfriend. Stephen ‘Gritz’ King laid down the saxophone track that gave a nod to an old-school jazz sound. Mega-talented hip-hop artist ‘G-Nice’ Langley provided a rap bridge that flowed with the jazz fusion element of the song.”
Zoey Tess is a jazz singer, songwriter and pianist from New Haven, Connecticut. Her influences are Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra and The Fugees. Her goal is to create authentic music from her experiences combined with her influences of jazz, and create her own sound. For more information, visit https://zoeytess7.wixsite.com/zoeytess.
(c) Debbie Burke 2020