“A Classic R&B voice…mining Stax and Atlantic’s greatest hits”- Uncut
“Powerful and unrelenting” – Blues and Soul
“Excellent” – Echoes
“Oozes funk from every pore” – Mixmag
Izo FitzRoy’s first two albums, ‘Skyline’ (2017) and ‘How The Mighty Fall’ (2020), saw the multifaceted gospel, blues and jazz singer songwriter, set herself apart from her contemporaries. Her uplifting harmonies, powerful lead vocals and raw, dynamic live performances instigated waves of international critical acclaim and won her plays on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC London, JazzFM, a FIP Selection award, the ‘Heavy Rotation’ feature on NPR in the US, plus head towards almost half a million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
“Chasing Days” is the latest single to drop from Izo FitzRoy’s forthcoming LP, an album that explores life as a single woman, railing against convention, battling depression, wrangling shame and having a more embodied connection with herself.
This single is a beautiful piano led summer anthem with a mid-tempo broken beat production underpinning Izo’s uplifting vocals. The song itself is a tribute to inspiring women moving forward through any pain and any barriers, never stopping.
Chasing Days was one of the first songs written by Izo FitzRoy & Oscar de Jong for the album. The pair drew inspiration from Brazilian artists – such as Ivan Lins and Arthur Verocai, as well as psychedelic 70s soul groups: Rotary Connection, Roy Ayers, Minnie Riperton. This provided the 70s cinematic soundscape that influenced most of the songs on the album.”
The album “A Good Woman” looks at being a woman in a male dominated industry and living in a patriarchal society and the myriad ways that women give away their autonomy and power to institutions, labels and people.
ABOUT IZO FITZROY
With a rare combination of powerful vocals, honest song writing and dynamic live performances, Izo FitzRoy’s music is a unique and captivating blend of soul, gospel and blues.
A Londoner born-and-bred, Izo’s music is influenced by the raw power of female blues legends like Janis Joplin as well as the heartfelt lyricism of soul men such as Bill Withers fused with her own gospel roots from years spent singing in, leading and directing touring choirs.
Her songs are built for performance, sincere and compelling lyrics delivered over tight and melodic grooves. She effortlessly transitions them from the recorded versions to the live stage with her band’s unique line-up, shunning typical soul instrumental combinations to instead feature gospel backing vocalists. This vocal arsenal provides the perfect foil of uplifting harmonies to her powerful lead vocal and jazz tinged keys work, setting her apart from contemporaries and making for exciting live shows.
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