Hot on the heels of their debut release in late July, Living in Shadows, the award-winning Zoe Gilby and multi-instrumentalist Andy Champion release their second single, Sending Electricity, available late September.
Where For The Day portrayed the concept of motion, Sending Electricity reveals the affairs of the heart and the concept of love, no matter the distance.
Initially penned by Zoe whilst Andy was away touring, the All Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist of the Year provided insight into the new track, saying: “I wrote the lyrics and melody to Sending Electricity whilst Andy was away on tour.
“I missed him so much but we kept in touch daily with texts, WhatsApp messages, emails, phone calls and, although he was miles away, I felt like he was with me still.
“That in Itself instilled in me again the strength in our relationship despite not being with each other, so this, really, is a love song.”
Meanwhile Andy added: “As a jazz musician and composer I have produced and been part of a lot of new exciting improvised music, the majority being instrumental.
“It has always been a bit of a dream of mine though to actually be part of a ‘progressive’ band with a vocalist.”
Alongside fellow musicians, guitarist Mark Williams and pianist Paul Edis, exciting and intricate components of the Living in Shadows project, they having worked with Gilby and Champion regularly over the past decade and are an essential part of the structure of the whole approach and sound brought to the fore by the project.
The bond of friendship is often acquainted with the bond created through love and the bond that is shared between Zoe and Andy, and with Mark and Paul, is especially strong and, as is the case romantically, they are on the same wavelength, creating something together in a manner of a special and rewarding kinship.
Both Mark and Paul’s attitude and approach are a major part of Living in Shadows building blocks. It is a joy and an honour to collaborate with these exceptional, inspiring and creative musicians.
“Our working relationship wouldn’t be complete without the input from Mark Williams (guitar), Paul Edis (piano) and the beautiful sax playing on our first single For The Day, from Graeme Wilson,” continued Andy.
“I have worked with these musicians continuously in many different projects over the years. I knew their ideas and style of musicianship would be ideal for Living in Shadows.”
“It’s not just unique to Andy and I, others will identify with it too,” further explained Zoe of their new offering.
“Missing someone who they love and, no matter the circumstances that have caused separation, then as a partnership are strong, solid, and unbreakable.
“Partners often work away from home, fight in wars across the globe, even live in the same house but due to a modern schedule and busy family lives have meant the overall relationship has become estranged.
“It doesn’t always mean that the love and the connection have gone.”
Sending Electricity, the second single from the Living in Shadows project by Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion, is available to download now via all digital platforms.