“this is giving me the same type of feeling like when you see a big pop star go on a talk show and do one of their songs stripped back with just a piano and their dynamite voice! big stuff moze” (Declan Byrne, Triple J) [About ‘Afraid’]
“You’re in such safe hands when listening to Mozë. Every lofty riff and note
lands exactly where it needs to.” (Abby Butler, Triple J) [About ‘Ruse’]
“With stunning vocals, delicate instrumentation and a heartening message about empowerment, emerging Australian female artist MOZË has made her debut with one of the most powerful tracks of 2021.” (Beat) [About ‘Afraid’]
“It is truly hard to put into words the sheer passion felt behind every word in ‘Ruse’” (Livewire AU) [About ‘Ruse’]
“Marshall allows her authenticity to show more than ever through her vulnerable lyricism and rich, genre-bending soundscapes; fusing her neo-soul roots with potent pop sensibilities and an electronic production.” (Paperface Zine)
Those who know MOZË (Mo-zee) know of her innate penchant to dream and wonder but also the passion and yearning she brings to her craft and her desire to create and compel change. With all her might, from the calm to the chaos, this Melbourne/ Naarm-based neo-soul/ alt-pop artist is releasing her heart-rending single ‘Saving’ via Squinked Records on August 11.
Since debuting in 2021 as MOZË, Zoe Marshall has showcased her power, poise and profound ability to capture a room while supporting the likes of Ivey, Woodes, Yung Billy Davis and YerGurl.
Her debut single ‘Afraid’ saw Marshall pouring it all out in a soulful ballad. She then followed that up with ‘Ruse’, adding more depth and complexity to her organic neo-soul sound. Now,with the help from producer Michael Belsar (Hayden James, G Flip), ‘Saving’ offers a stunning new direction for MOZË.
Packed with shimmering textures, swelling crescendos and undeniable passion ‘Saving’ is a colourful fusion between organic instrumental and electronic sounds while putting Marshall’s intoxicating vocal prowess front and centre. This evolving slow-burner moves through a sparse and delicate soundscape, transforming into an electro-power ballad that bursts with life, complete with live strings, an electronic beat, and hypnotic layering of synths.
True to its title, ‘Saving’ captures the emotion and anticipation of saving everything for when your dreams become something you can feel. As MOZË explains:
“I wanted to allude to my ability to dream and wonder, a core part of my soul. The danger of this is its power to take you away from the present moment, to build expectations that are not balanced with certainty. When I perform Saving, my dream manifests itself at the moment and becomes real.”