video premiere: ZOEE – Curse
London artist Zoee unveils the video for the darkly beautiful and visceral opening track from her new 5-song EP My Body Knows You, out next month via her own label, Insecure. "Curse" has a vaguely foreboding, on-edge vibe -- thanks to an anxiety-inducing washing machine sample and some haunting manipulated vocals -- that springs to life via director and photographer Alyssa Boni's stunning visuals, starring Zoee and featuring outfits from London fashion designers Supriya Lele, Marta Jakubowkski, Kira Goodey, Sophie Cull-Candy and Neoss London. Zoee tells us about "Curse", which she calls "a sonic ode to a challenging year":
"I spent a lot of 2017 getting my head around a chronic health condition and trying to cope with the breakdown of my relationship. The song explores the sensation of going round and round in endless circles. I worked with my longterm friend and co-producer Tom Fox to create a soundscape full of textures that evoke a feeling of being engulfed. I sampled the domestic, cyclical sound of my washing machine and manipulated my voice into samples in order to express feelings that words aren’t really able to communicate...I guess it’s a dark song, but sometimes you need to write those songs in order to find your way back into the light!"