Musicians Zoe Siddharth (left) and Urgen Yolmo of pop duo Zoe & Siddharth. Photo: Courtesy of the artists
When Chennai/Mumbai vocalist Zoe Siddharth met fellow musician; Siliguri/Bengaluru artist Urgen Yolmo while competing in opposition to every assorted on the fact singing masks The Stage in 2017, the 2 in an instant accumulate on well. “We grew to change into company rather mercurial, and it became no longer long after that we realized our connected ardour for increasing jabber material, vlogging and proper kind breaking out into music,” says Siddharth. With their duo aptly known as Zoe & Urgen now formed, it’s handiest been within the final couple of months that they began to if truth be told accumulate the ball rolling on usual subject materials. Recently the pair released their sharp debut single “With Me.”
Although Siddharth released her debut solo single “Human” final twelve months, the singer-songwriter tells us that since then her predominant level of interest has been on Zoe & Urgen. Attributable to every artists residing in assorted cities, they customarily handiest quit up working together when one of them is in every assorted’s metropolis. Yolmo says, “I became going aid to Bangalore and within the spirit of the second since I badly wished to end aid, I took the guitar and started taking part in some chords while humming the lines ‘end with me’ and Zoe added her harmony to it.” That jam planted the seed for what became to change into “With Me.”
Yolmo recalls discovering that spur of the second recording on his phone a month later and in an instant contacted Siddharth with the considered fleshing their notion out. Yolmo then tapped into his art and literature background to accumulate a storyline for the music. “I started going aid to this one divulge faded folklore that’s about this lady looking ahead to her unknown lover to return but he never does and she finally turns to stone,” he says. The singer adds, “The considered this tale gave delivery to a tale in my head just a few soldier and the cherish of his life having a conversation about him leaving and she imploring him to end”
The computer screen opens with an eerie guitar chord progression sooner than we hear Yolmo open the first verse as Siddharth chimes in with glorious-looking harmonies and takes over the second verse. Both artists blend their voices brilliantly throughout the music while showing off their impeccable vary as well to vocal protect an eye fixed on because the one real guitar runs within the background. Zoe & Urgen introduced onboard musician Johann George to file the music at their friend Arish Bhiwandiwala’s dwelling studio sooner than Krishh Datta mixed and mastered it.
Zoe & Urgen have furthermore released a good-looking one-seize music video directed by themselves and shot and edited by Mumbai-basically based entirely videographer Blake D’Silva. The clip exudes the feeling of fright and distress as every artists invent the computer screen in a stoic manner because the camera follows them spherical an house. “The general video necessary became the unsaturated if truth be told feel and the ease in actions of the camera with the advance Zoe and I had choreographed which became accomplished superbly by Blake,” says Yolmo.
A ways from their have subject materials, the pair furthermore droop a YouTube channel where they post covers, collaborations, develop web challenges and vlog together. On the opposite hand, the pair is furious by writing and releasing extra usual songs in due route. In relation to their solo work, Siddharth is plotting to part a new music in just a few months while Yolmo is nice ample-tuning his debut delivery. “Now we have quite loads of stuff deliberate for Zoe & Urgen,” says Siddarth. Yolmo adds, “We are itching to invent all every other time but due to the sizzling anguish there’s no longer quite loads of opportunity. We can’t wait to accumulate aid obtainable.”
Witness the video for “With Me” below and movement the music here.