Zoe Viccaji is a Pakistani singer and songwriter. She released her debut album Dareeche in September 2014 under Universal Music India, which won the Best Mixed Album award at the Indian Recording Arts (IRA), and 14th Lux Style Awards ‘Album of the Year’. Zoe was also signed as a Coke Studio (Pakistan) artist in 2010, and has collaborated with the band Strings for an award winning single Mera Bichra Yaar.
‘my favourite genres are Jazz, funk, disco and soul. I grew up listening to Donna Summers, Dianna Ross, ABBA, Marvin Gaye, Blondie, Stevie Wonder- and then there was of course our very own Nazia Hasan who brought the disco home to Pakistan. I dreamt of being able to follow that sound, but in a more contemporary way so that it was the perfect balance between retro and new. I finally met a producer Mubashir Admani who got me, and loved the genre equally! In September, I joined hands with Salt Arts, who have directed and released this new single. ‘For years I have wished that there was someone or something in Pakistan that existed to help me think about how I wanted to put my music out there, and to actually help me do it. Salt Arts is finally all that and a whole lot more! Working with the team has been a pleasure because they strike a great balance in their approach to art and professionalism. In fact I feel they’ve helped me push my boundaries and enter exciting new territories that were otherwise daunting to me. I hope that they are very successful in what they do because as artists we need great teams like these!
Team FHM PAKISTAN wishes Zoe a very good luck!!