Singer songwriter Zeebee most recently shone as "chief chanteuse" on the influential and commercially successful album "Ballroom Stories" by Viennese producer Klaus Waldeck.
With "Be My Sailor" she now releases her third solo album.
Over the last two years, Zeebee has consistently grown both as a singer and a songwriter. While her first two albums - "Chemistry" and "Priority" - were highly experimental and primarily enthused an expert audience (FM4 Album of the Week, nominated for the Amadeus Award), her new work radiates an almost eerie calm, both powerful and mature.
With her remarkably multifaceted vocals, Zeebee - already billed by critics as Billy Holiday 2.0 - skillfully sails the musical waves of Waldeck's perfectly sculpted Ocean of Sound.
Text and music glide along gently, and yet, something irritates, disturbs. Too late the audience notices that something has been brewing beneath the surface all along.
Zeebee is calling out to us.
But her cry is as seductive and gentle as the ancient song of the sirens. It gets under your skin. Love, pain, jealousy, pornography, war, change and loss of identity - Zeebee shows us how vulnerable she is. And this precisely is her strength.
Not to worry: we will not sink into a sea of despondency. Courtesy not least of the finishing touches producer Waldeck has applied to the musical narrative, catchy tunes like "Jealous" and "We Live In Peace" will leave an indelible imprint on the musical memory of the listener. Dubby arrangements shake hands with a whiff of Twin Peaks. And by the end of the album there is even a hint of The Blues.
With "Be My Sailor", you can safely leave your coffee to go in its paper cup - or else you might choke on this powerful piece of music.
„Be My Sailor“ written and performed by: zeebee, Klaus Waldeck, Matthieu Dailly, Shayan Fathi, Milos Todorovski, Jon Kaiser, Manfred Hermann, John Withfield, Parov Stelar, Raffael Francis, Rue Kostron, Thomas Hechenberger, Carla Zauner, Fritz Schwärzler, Stefan Trischler, Albin Janoschka, Philipp Moosbrugger.